With Well Shaped Cresting Above Massive Arms and Seat
Retaining Original Block Printed Paper To The Reverse Of The Back
Various Indigenous Timbers with Original Painted Surface
A unique estate made and plank constructed wing armchair, this wonderfully primitive and sculptural chair has a think plank seat beneath massive hand hewn arms and a boarded plank back with a decoratively finished cresting. It retains much of the historic painted surface and benefits from retaining exceptional decorative block printed paper to the back side. With direct provenance to the Foster Collection, it is also featured in Robert Young’s 1999 book “ Folk Art”, where it is illustrated and described on page 155. A unique and compelling piece of British Vernacular Furniture.
English c. 1800
63.5” high x 25” wide x 15.5” deep
Provenance: The Tony and Eleanor Foster Collection
Literature: Robert Young, Folk Art, Mitchell Beazley, London 1999, Illustrated and Described Page 155