A Fine pair of 17th Century Yorkshire Carved Oak Backstool.
Desirable chairs with superb dark oak patina. Raised on ball-turned legs united by stretchers with scrolled uprights.
The definitive scalloped, crescent-shaped back carved with voluted scrolls and adorned with turned finials.
Later inset wooden seats would have had string seats originally. Old splicing on rear legs.
By repute, the carved centre of the back rail covertly represents the head of Charles 1 and the acorn of the oak tree in which he hid after the battle of Worcester. These emblems showed the owner’s support for the Crown and the
Royalist Cause. English, circa 1660 - 1680
Seat height 53 cm ,height 109cm, width 48cm, depth 40cm