Pair of Early Oak X-frame Armchairs | Skelton Culver

Skelton Culver

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Pair of Early Oak X-frame Armchairs

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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.

  • Period: 18th century and earlier
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Condition details: Wear consistent with age and use. Very sturdy and stable.
  • Materials: English oak and iron
  • Ref number: M322.09
  • Dimensions: 1st chair is H 35.75 in x W 24 in x D 22.5 in (seat is H 18.25 in x W 21 in x D 16 in and arms are H 27 in). 2nd chair is H 35 in x W 23.75 in x D 22.5 in (seat is H 19.5 in x W 21 in x D 16 in and arms are H 26.5 in)