A fabulous pair of walnut caryatids depicting a male and female North American Indian. Everything from the new world fascinated people of the time and its influence can often be seen in furniturefrom that period. English, circa 1620.
Refs: ‘Oak Furniture the British Tradition’ by Victor Chinnery (Antique Collector’s Club) p.322 figure 3-267 and ‘A Dictionary of English Furniture’ by Ralph Edwards plate viii Vol.2.
Provenance: sold by M & D Seligmann Antiques in 1988.
Height: 26cm (10.25 inches)
Width: 19cm (7.5 inches)
Depth: 7 cm (2.75 inches)