Antique English 17th Century Solid Oak Joined Wainscot Hall Arm Chair (Circa 1680)

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

Here is a very good quality antique English late 17th Century solid oak joined Wainscot carved high back armchair, circa 1680, in excellent condition.

• Item: Wainscot armchair
• Circa: Late 17th Century
• Provenance: England, United Kingdom
• Wood: Solid oak
• High back design
• Carved, nulled lunette shaped top rail
• Central moulded back panel
• Shaped down-swept arms
• Turned arm supports
• Solid oak seat
• Lunette carved seat frame
• Turned & block front legs
• Block rear legs
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent condition
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

Here is a very good quality antique English late 17th Century solid oak joined Wainscot carved high back armchair, in excellent original condition. The armchair is designed with an attractive high back, which incorporates an arched, shaped pierced top rail, boasting a central nulled lunette carving. Below the top rail is a central moulded panel. The armchair features down swept arms, raised on traditional turned supports, connecting the back to the seat. The armchair incorporates a solid oak seat, which is firm, but surprisingly comfortable to sit on, while the seat frame displays foliate lunette carvings. The armchair stands on traditional turned “gun barrel” front legs, with sturdy block legs to the rear. The legs are united by stretchers to the front, back and sides, providing additional strength. This armchair boasts the original polish; therefore, it has a fantastic depth of colour and patination. This Wainscot armchair is solid in joint and ready to use.

These types of chairs were usually commissioned for wealthy households, where they were deemed status symbols and used by the masters of the house. The presence of arms, typical elaborate carvings and the finest quality of oak used, suggested high status within one’s community. They were an upscale alternative to the more common turned country chairs of that period, found in cottages.

The armchair features a rich mid brown oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. This rich original colour cannot be re-created if the chair has been re-polished.

This oak Wainscot armchair would look would look good anywhere, from the hallway to the living room. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 101cm or 39¾” or 3ft 3¾”
External Width = 59.4cm or 23⅜” or 1ft 11⅜”
External Depth = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Seat Height = 40.2cm or 15⅞” or 1ft 3⅞”
Seat Width (between arms) = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Seat Width (whole of seat) = 58.3cm or 23” or 1ft 11”
Seat Depth = 38cm or 15” or 1ft 3”
Arm Height (at front) = 66.9cm or 26⅜” or 2ft 2⅜”
Back Height = 62cm or 24⅜” or 2ft ⅜”

The price for this item is £1,250, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
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International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This Wainscot armchair is in excellent overall condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the chair, back, seat arms and legs, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. Incorporating later elements, the chair frame and pegged joints are all in good solid condition having been cleaned, glued in our workshop. The armchair has been wax-polished in order to revive the stunning original colour and patination. It is a well-constructed, fine quality 17th century armchair, which is ready to be used. It is also heavy to lift!

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