Pair of early oak x-frame armchairs designed in a Glastonbury type style. Chairs feature rectangular backs, curved arm supports and solid seats. X-frame sides united by stretcher reinforced by original iron strapping. Hand-hewn from English oak circa 1620-1650. Marks on wood indicate chairs were hand-carved using axe and chisel, and their surfaces probably planed with shards of broken glass. Finish is a dry, medium brown color. Constructed in a vernacular manner using doled joints and iron strapping. Completely original and extremely stable and sturdy. Chairs sold together and priced $8,800 for the pair.