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This is a classic English Queen Anne period chair with a beautiful high curved back, high cabriole legs, carved detail and a lovely patination, dating to circa 1700-1720.


This is a very good example of this classic antique chair design with great character. It is all hand carved with a jointed and pegged construction. City made English chairs of this period are normally made of Walnut. This chair is made of a mix of hardwoods including fruitwood and elm and would have been made in a rural area, a so called "country" example.


The design and shape of this chair is excellent and it has many quality design features;
1) Shaped top rail with carved detail
2) Thin rather than wide central vase splat, made of Elm with a lovely curve.
3) Rounded side rails, with a distinctive curve from a side view, all the way down to the feet.
4) High cabriole legs with carved ear pieces and scroll saddle side carving to the top of the legs which is a very nice feature. Pad feet at the front as per normal.
5) Vertically thin seat top rail which is correct for the period as they became thicker later into the 18th century.
6) Curved and shaped cross stretcher.
7) Age wear in the correct places for a chair over 300 years old. e.g. correct wear on the base of the feet, back and front


The chair has a drop in seat with rounded front corners and a reupholstered woven rust-red cover.


This could easily be re-upholstered using a fabric of choice if required.


The proportions of this chair are particularly good with good thick timber used for the legs.


The timber has developed a lovely deep patina through hundreds of years of use and polishing.



Height: 40 in (101.6 cm)

Width: 21.15 in (53.73 cm)

Antique Queen Anne Period Side Chair Fruitwood English Circa 1710

SKU: F 412
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