A rare continuous arm Windsor Chair, in ash with an elm seat and with traces of the original madder paint. Probably made in Yealmpton, on the river Yealm. Interestingly there is a similar type of chair to be found in Connecticut USA. A 19th century photo of a merchant ship sailing at Kitley Quay on the River Yealm indicates the existence of trans-Atlantic trade, travel and emigration at the time, so the connection between this chair and its’ American cousin is entirely feasible. Yealmpton, England, circa 1815.
Provenance: Dr.R.M.Bradfield Collection. Ref:’The English Regional Chair’ by Dr. Bernard Cotton pl.36 for similar.
Depth: 43cms (17 inches)
Width: 53.5cms (21 inches)
Height: 86.5cms (34 inches)