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Lot 8


inscribed “TM” and dated 1653, the back with a serpentine top rail carved with leafage, scrolls and a central stylised flowerhead above a panelled back and downswept arms, on ring-turned supports, with slightly canted feet and a moulded edge, over a moulded rail with chip-carved decoration, on ring-turned legs joined by moulded stretchers, 68.5cm wide x 107cm high

Condition Report: click here
Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000
Hammer price: £3,200
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Provenance: “TM1653” probably refers to Thomas Medlycott (1628-1716) who was called to the Bar in 1653. The chair also bears a “Ven House” label indicating that it is an heirloom originating from that property.

In historic country house condition consistent with age and the materials employed.

In good overall condition with wear and damage consistent with age. There is fading associated with sun exposure and the back of the main panel has scribe marks which may indicate that it was made from reused timber. The seat appears to be original and is held in place by six pegs. There is old worming damage, with chips, scratches and nicks commensurate with age especially around the feet.

The overall height is 107cm; whilst the seat height is 46cm.

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