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.
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