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Panel-back armchair

A mid 17th-century oak panel-back armchair of caqueteuse form, the lunette-shaped and carved cresting-rail above a diamond-carved panel flanked by uprights carved with opposed lunettes; the shaped flat arms above column-turned supports; the moulded seat above a lunette-carved frieze and column-turned legs joined by plain stretchers; English, Salisbury, about 1640; the lunette crest broken and repaired; some re-carving to the back panel; front of the right-hand arm replaced, also front edge of seat and front stretcher.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 256

  • Date made

    c. 1640

  • Material

    wood oak

  • Measurements

  • Height

    1.08 metres

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust