Rare 17th Century Antique Period Oak Westmoreland Armchair
A superb, honest example of a beautiful, early period oak Lake District country armchair that is in completely original condition and is a fantastic colour. Very unusual as this 17th century antique chair stands on sledge feet for stability and has the use of an original weighted seat which indicates this early chair was designed for use whilst moving, perhaps aboard a ship. Another very unusual feature is that this seventeenth century chair is finished on the back with a raised panel, a moulded carved top rail and lovely shaped back stiles. The back rest is hand beautifully carved as is the crest rail, all pegged construction and the large, original counter balance, block of timber is to the front, underside of the chair seat, this helps to stop the chair tipping backwards. Large proportions, a fabulous early Lake District 17th century antique oak armchair of rare design and excellent presence.