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GEORGE II YEWWOOD & FRUITWOOD CHILD'S HIGHCHAIR

England, c1730

 

 

 

 

 

The concave crestrail over a vase-shaped splat and a solid seat, raised on front cabriole legs ending in

pad feet having a solid yewwood footrest, joined by stretchers to rear straight legs ending in blocks;

excellent form and color. Probably provincial.

 

Condition: Overall excellent, with wear consistent with age and use; old well done restoration to legs and below ; some minor

patches to veneers; the seat with some later blocks.

 

42?” high
22?” the seat
9” wide, the seat
14” wide, over arms

 

Children's chairs are apparently quite difficult to make. It is said that a good child's chair calls 

for a top craftsman. The chairs must retain the same proportions as their adult  counterparts, 

while maintaining a smaller scale in which fractions can make a large difference.  In addition,

 the "high chair" not only has to retain its correctness of proportion, but must be elongated,

while remaining in sympathy with the style of is period.

 

Provincial high chairs of this period are  rare and command more than similar

London-made highchairs.

 

SOLD

 

#6062

 

 

Also See :

 

 

William & Mary Walnut & Yewwood Caned Child's High Chair
England, c1695

 

 

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George IIYewwood & Fruitwood Child's High Chair, England, c1730