Panel-back armchair


A mid 17th century oak panel-back armchair; the cresting carved with a central boss flanked by S-scroll dragons above lunettes and the carved date 1640; the large panel carved with an arch filled with a palmette; flanked by scrolled arms on column-turned supports; the two-plank seat on lunette-carved rails; above column-turned legs and plain stretchers; English, Gloucestershire, c.1640; the earpieces and strip to rear of seat plank replaced, later underbracing to seat, feet cut, side and seat trimmed.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/232

  • Date

    c. 1640

  • Material

    wood oak

  • Measurements

  • Height

    1110 mm

  • Marks & inscriptions


  • Place made

    United Kingdom - England - Gloucestershire

  • Credit line

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