Wainscot_King/Throne Chair from the mid 1800s is an exceptional and rare find! It is a highly decorative and original oak piece with turned finials above a moulded and extensively carved back panel, the down swept arms on turned arm supports and a boarded seat with moulded, carved seat rail, on gun barrel forelegs with block feet joined by stretchers. Wainscot chairs, also called panel chairs or joined chairs, are usually made of oak, and named for the fine grade of oak usually used for wainscot paneling. They possessed a turned (shaped on a lathe) front legs, square-sectioned back legs, arm supports, a simple, non upholstered seat, and a slightly raked panel back, usually with some form of incised decoration and sometimes topped with a carved cresting. Wainscot chairs began their popularity in the early 17th-century English and colonial American households...where they were an upscale alternative to the more common turned chairs. This is a prized piece of furniture that is sure to bring a grand, majestic presence to any room!
Measurements: 23.5 " Wide 24" Deep 43 ” High/Length
Weight: approx. 35 lbs
Shipping/Handling: Not included in Price