SALES ARCHIVE

A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.

THE HIGH BACK CARVED WITH GOTHIC TRACERY AND CENTRED BY TWO CARVED BISHOP FIGURES, WITHIN GOTHIC ARCHES. BELOW IS A BOXED SEAT WITH TWO SMALLER GOTHIC TRACERY PANELS BELOW. THE SIDE PANELS ARE CARVED IN BOLD LINENFOLD. THE BACK OF THE CHAIR IS STAMPED WITH A CROSS AND THE INITIALS J.S. SHOWING IT TO PROBABLY HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY THE PROPERTY OF A CHURCH. THIS TYPE OF THRONE ARMCHAIR EXALTED STATUS OF THE SITTER AS THE GENERAL POPULATION SAT ON LOW STOOLS OR SIMPLE CHAIRS. THE GOTHIC TRACERY ON THIS CHAIR REFLECTS THE WAY THE CRAFTSMEN AT THAT TIME LOOKED TO THE STONEMASON′S WORK FOR INSPIRATION AND ITS TREATMENT WAS EASIER WITH A TRACTABLE MATERIAL SUCH AS OAK WHICH GAVE A CRISPER DEFINITION TO GOTHIC FORMS. PROVENANCE- THIS CHAIR HAS BEEN IN A PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION SINCE 1978. NORTH EAST FRANCE. CIRCA 1460.
63.5" HIGH X 26" WIDE X 21.5" DEEP.
STOCK NO 1037.


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A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.
A LARGE AND RARE 15TH CENTURY GOTHIC CARVED OAK THRONE CHAIR.