A rare, pair of mid-17th century Spanish walnut armchairs

September 18, 2019 2:54 pm Published by

The rectangular backs with finials and re-upholstered in an 19th century, woven damask with brass flowerhead studs, above flat, open arms. The rectangular stuff-over close-nailed seat similarly upholstered. Standing on rectangular legs joined by a shaped front stretcher, and side stretchers and straight back stretcher. Original metalwork. Original colour and patina. Second half of the 17th century.
Back Height 99 cm., 3 ft., 3 in., Seat Height 51 cm., 20 in., Length 72.5 cm., 2 ft., 4 ½ in., Depth 55 cm., 21 ½ in.,

This rare pair of Spanish armchairs have a very pleasing simple form. The undecorated surfaces display their rich, lustrous, colour and patina to full advantage. They are comfortable and usable and look very striking either side of a Spanish desk/writing table.

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