This type of chair is described in late seventeenth-century documents as ‘turned all over’. It is one of a set of six.
Victor Chinnery Catalogue
A set of six oak backstools, each with turned finials above a twist-turned frame enclosing five twist-turned slats, the two-plank panelled seats enclosed in ball-turned frames and supported on conforming front and back legs, fore stretchers, side stretchers and lower H-stretchers, the legs extended to form feet.
H: 39½in W: 18½in D: 17in
Generally good. With minor patching. Three chairs with strengthening patches attached under the seat panels.
Provenance & References
Purchased from G Randall, 4 January 1988.
A walnut backstool of similar pattern is illustrated by Percy Macquoid in A History of English Furniture, London 1904, Vol. II (The Age of Walnut), p. 2, Fig. 1.