Significant Puritan Chair
With Enclosed Panel Sides and Panel Back
Massive Sculptural Single Plank Arms
Turned and Joined Oak
Branded with Initials 'NK'
England c. 1650
44.5” high x 30” wide x 23” deep
Provenance: The Clive Sherwood Collection; English Private Collection, London.
Condition: This rare example has massive sculptural thick single board arms with a “crooked” shape reminiscent of the C16th Caqueteuse Armchairs, which enclose the enclosed panel sides. Of beguilingly restrained architectural form, the present chair is a unique form in untouched original condition.
Literature: Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, ACC, Woodbridge 1979, page 243, Fig. 3:23 and page 453, Fig 4:74. Tobias Jellineck, Early British Chairs and Seats 1500-1700. Page 42, Plate 12