Style In Furniture

the last chapter, and in Figs. 5 and 7, Plate VI., given here.

This Flemish type found such favour here during the latter part of the seventeenth century, particularly in the north of England and Scotland, that it became naturalised, so to speak, and was regarded as national property. In fact, a chair very similar to that shown in Fig. 7, Plate VI., is now generally known as the " Holyrood Chair," from the importance of the part it plays in the furnishing of the historic palace of Holyrood. Four further examples of the same school, and exceptionally fine ones too, are illustrated on Plate XII. These do not call for any lengthy description, but I must point out that in three of the four the Stuart crown is introduced into the carved enrichment, while its form is also employed, with but slight alteration, to constitute the footstool shown. There may be a political significance in this, but, if so, I am unable to state whether its presence was intentional or not. As regards the Flemish forms themselves, it is easy, of course, to trace the French source. Figs. 4 and 9, Plate VI.,

"Jacobean" Chair, with colonnade in under-part

" JACOBEAN " TABLE, CHAIRS. AND CUPBOARD Reference in Text. See pages 66, 67

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