A late 17th century oak and pearwood armchair; the double-scrolled crest with leafy and floral infill, above a large single panel carved with lozenge and pennant decoration; flanked by turned and split applied decoration; the scrolled arms (pearwood) supported on barrel-shaped turnings; the two-plank seat on channel-moulded rails with column-turned front legs and plain stretchers; English, South Yorkshire, c.1680; the ear pieces now missing; seat replaced; at some time converted into a commode chair and later restored.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/446

  • Date

    c. 1680

  • Material

    wood oak pearwood

  • Measurements

  • Height

    1190 mm

  • Credit line

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