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Armchair of fir and possibly other woods, varnished, with two vertical back panels, boarded seat and scrolling arms, from Buchan, dated 1668
Scotland, Northern Europe
1660 - 1669
Two vertical back panels, boarded seat and scrolling arms. Rear stiles taper to the top with crest applied over. Apparently constructed in part from cleft timber. Chip carved decoration. Crest carved with scrolls and whorls as well as three unidentified 'wine glass' shapes. Heavy ring turned front legs. Stretchers and feet are replacements.
Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Northern Europe
In Search of Scottish Furniture 1750-1950 (26 Aug 2008 - 24 Sep 2008)
Lyon & Turnbull
Cotton, Bernard D., Scottish Vernacular Furniture, London, 2008, p.148, illustrated.
Hannah, Andrew, 'Some Early Scottish Chairs', The Scottish Art Review, Glasgow, 1955, Vol.V, No.3, p.9.