Chair #18, Chairs, c. 1600-1740

Child’s high chair, c.1720–40

Oak and elm

The back splat is modelled on fashionable banister-back chairs introduced in the 1720s.


Victor Chinnery Catalogue


An oak and elm child’s splat-back high armchair, the arched cresting rail above a flat baluster-shaped splat flanked by moulded uprights, the shallow curved arms raised on baluster-turned supports, the plain two-plank seat on profile-shaped seat-rails with baluster-turned supports, the high moulded fore-rail originally supporting a footrest above baluster-turned front legs with chamfered rear legs united by baluster-turned stretchers, the front legs extended to form turned feet.

English, c.1700-1730.


H: 42½in W: 15½in D: 16½in


Generally very good. Some worm damage to the lower extremities. Evidence of later attachments to footboard support rail.

Provenance & References

Exhibited Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, A Tribute to the Age of William & Mary, 14-24 June 1989.

Purchased Alistair Sampson, London, 1 June 1992.