M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
GOOD PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE WALNUT UPHOLSTERED BACKSTOOLS
The rectangular upholstered back over a trapezoidal upholstered seat,
raised on front cabriole legs, each intersected below the shoulder
by a horizontal moulding and ending in pad feet;
joined by turned horizontal h-form stretchers to raked block and turned rear legs;
newly upholstered in a cream colored herringbone linen twill;
mortise and tenon construction with pegs standing 'proud'
The British "backstool" is an upholstered chair without arms.
Its popularity began about 1690 and lasts until today.
It makes an excellent – and comfortable - chair for living rooms, halls, desks,
as well as end chairs for dining
"Stretchers" are rails or bars used to unite the legs of chairs, tables, stools, etc., for added strength.
They have been noted in British furniture since the Tudor period, when they united table trestle ends.
Stretchers of all designs began to be discarded toward the end of Queen Anne's reign,
as they interfered with the curve of newly introduced cabriole legs.
They were re-introduced c1750, particularly for the carved and perforated stretchers in the Chinese taste.
Condition : Excellent; surfaces appear original with excellent color and patination;
some expected light worming to the pad feet and back legs lower blocks (very minimal)
41" High x 21" Wide x 25" Deep
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The English (and European) tradition of the stool is a long one – from peasant to nobility.
Chairs, even until the very late 17th century, were reserved for the head of household – or for Royalty.
There were strict rules in Court regarding seating, even on stools.
Click here (or the image below) for a short article on seating,
and the lost-and-found evolultion of the stool -
the oldest piece of furniture in the world.
THE EARLY BRITISH STOOL
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