Chair #17, Chairs, c. 1600-1740

Armchair, c.1710–15

Walnut and cane

The crest and fore-stretcher are carved with a wheatsheaf mounted on a coronet.


Victor Chinnery Catalogue


A walnut cane armchair, the arched pierced and carved crest centred by a wheatsheaf mounted on a coronet, the large cane-panelled back with arches at top and bottom and framed by mouldings, the outcurved scrolled arms supported on inverted-cup turnings over a cane panel seat with moulded seat rails, and supported on inverted-cup turned legs with fluted lower blocks flanking arched pierced and carved fore-stretcher incorporating the wheatsheaf and coronet, the legs united by a turned rear stretcher and turned H-stretchers, the front legs extended to form outcurved fluted feet with ball terminals.

English, London, c.1700-10.


H: 59in W: 26½in D: 25in


Generally very good. Left arm support partially replaced. Centre stretcher replaced. Upper surface of seat rails later scraped. Cane seat replaced.

Provenance & References

Purchased from John Keil, London.


A number of different families have a wheatsheaf crest, including Grosvenor, Dade, Scambler, Veale and Vele.