Ancient Oak Wainscot Chairs Circa 1650


These antique chairs are a rare type from Cheshire, dating from the Commonwealth period, 1640 – 1650. Originally from the same house, they are slightly different from each other.  One has bobbin legs, one has barley twist legs. Both have break front pediment tops, but one has extra piercing.  This deliberate mismatching was typically due to the Puritan influences of  the time which believed that making things perfect, matching and symmetrical was an attempt to outdo God.  Both have had many repairs over the years. One is reinforced with iron long bolts.
Left One:

99 cm48 cm43 cm
46 cm

Right One:

98 cm50 cm40 cm
45.5 cm


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