A Welsh Provincial Green Painted Open Armchair c.1830-40

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Origin: Welsh
Period: William IV/Early Victorian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1830-40
Height: 34” or 17.25” at seat
Width: 22.5”
Depth: 18” (all at extremities)

The handsome original forest green painted beech and pine framed open armchair or carver chair of superb worn colour and patination to the paint, having a bar back to undulating curved and turned baluster open arms, the two plank seat now entirely worn to the pine, the whole on block front legs to rear sabre joined by stretchers,, surviving from the second quarter of the nineteenth century, and almost certainly, Wales.

With a superb rich colour and deep patination to both the wood and the paint, this well used and cherished chair is stable and there is only a little movement in the joints with some very small amounts of old worm. The original green painted finish has a great deal of character and the surfaces are beautifully authentic and appealing.

The primitive build and colour to the paint is very much of the Welsh influence; this chair would have been well used within the rooms of a Welsh farmhouse in the second quarter of the nineteenth century.

A wonderfully evocative vernacular armchair.

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