English Regional Chairs

Brief description

Armchair with a vasiform splat in the back and a rush seat. This chair is attributed to Lincolnshire although the maker is unknown. It was probably made c.1780-1840.

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NE-L (ERC) (made)
Lincolnshire (made)

Physical description

Splat back arm chair with recently replaced rush seat; unpierced vasiform shaped splat is supported in the back between a shaped top rail & a pedestal at seat level; back uprights turned below the seat.
decoratively turned front stretcher type I; regionally distinctive underarm turning
Chair back: splat supported by shaped top rail & pedestal at seat level, back posts sawn above & turned below the seat; shaped top rail
Splat type: central unpierced vasiform splat
Front legs: legs turned & tapered & continuous with underarm supports; pad feet with under pad
Back legs: plain turned legs tapered at feet
Feet: front: pad feet with under pad; back: continuous with leg & tapered
Stretcher detail: box form, type EEi; double plain turned side stretchers
Front stretcher: decoratively turned type I
Back stretcher: double plain turned stretchers
Arm: shaped sawn flat arms morticed into back uprights; scrolled ends
Underarm supports: regionally distinctive & decoratively turned underarm support continuous with front leg
Seat: rush seat with wooden edge strips missing

Rights note

copyright of photo: B D Cotton
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