23rd Mar, 2023 13:30

Spring Country House & Fine Interiors Auction

Lot 1104

A North Country joined and carved oak box settle.

Sold for £1,400

Lot details
A North Country joined and carved oak box settle, probably Yorkshire circa 1700, the back with four large relief carved panels and four smaller panels above, all carved with stylized flowers and fruit, the top rail with conforming meandering decoration, the hinged boarded seat above five panels, each carved with lozenge and scroll decoration, the downswept open arms on baluster-turned underarm supports,, 241 x 60 x 145cms high.

NB. The carving employed here is typical of the late 17th century, however, it continued to be used on some items of Yorkshire oak furniture well into the 18th century. It bears a resemblance to a settle dated '1756' at Lotherton Hall, Leeds, Yorkshire; illustrated Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture: The British Tradition (1993), p. 478, Figure 4:138. Also see Early British Chairs and Seats 1500-1700 by Tobias Jellinek - Joined Settles. Other examples include Yorkshire/Derbyshire box settle, carved with the date '1720', illustrated in Percy Macquoid, A History of English Furniture: The Age of Oak (1925), p. 215, Figure 188; and see Bonhams Oxford Sale, 13th May 2015, Lot 291, The Oak Interior.


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Auction: Spring Country House & Fine Interiors Auction, 23rd Mar, 2023

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