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Oak panel-back armchair


A mid 17th-century oak panel-back armchair; the small crest with a flowerhead above a carved cresting rail; the large square panel carved with a circular pattern with a leafy and floral enrichment flanked by plain supports; the two-plank seat and moulded rails, raised on stop-chamfered legs with plain stretchers; branded WT on rear upright, IT on rear panel; English, about 1640; the crest replaced, pyramid finials added to uprights, seat replaced, patch to inside of front of right arm.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 83

  • Date

    c. 1640

  • Material

    wood oak

  • Measurements

  • Height

    1.17 metres

  • Marks & inscriptions

    WT IT,

  • Credit line

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