Xo Oak Wainscot Chair

Wainscot chairs, of which the one here shown is an example, were popular in the early seventeenth century. Their construction was the same as that of the chests and tables of the period, the rails and stiles mortised and tenoned, and fastened with wooden pegs, and the panels carved in designs similar to those used on the chests. The chair is heavily underbraccd. The inscription 011 this chair, Come unto me, ye weary, and I will give you rtst, would indicate that this chair was used in a church.

Five Cherry Side Ciijirs Ii Iff Ex I A Ee Style

Another style of splat is here shown, of which there are several examples in this collection. The outline is made up of a concave curve followed by a C curve, the two sides of which form the two sides of the splat, below which is a concave curve. In the center are intertwined bands. The top rail is carved with a leaf scroll and radiate design. The legs are cabriole, terminating in bird's claw and ball feet, and the knees are carved in an acanthus leaf design.