This chair is of a type attributed to south Wales.
Victor Chinnery Catalogue
An oak backstool, the plain scrolled crest flanked by ball finials above a single fielded panel set in a moulded frame between turned uprights, the plank seat with an applied edge-moulding and raised on a scrolled fore-rail with central ball pendant finial above two turned horizontal stretchers flanked by turned legs and raised on extended scroll feet.
English or Welsh, c.1710-25.
H: 42in W: 19in D: 18in
Generally good. Minor worm damage to rear of panel and upper finials.
Provenance & References
Purchased from Tobias Jellinek, London, 2 September 1997.
For broadly similar English and Welsh chairs, see Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture – The British Tradition, Woodbridge 1979, p. 281, Figs. 3:143-4 and p. 519, Fig. 4:243.