19th Century Scottish vernacular Shetland crofter side chair c.1820

19th Century Scottish vernacular Shetland crofter side chair c.1820

Code: 10427


W: 43cm (16.9")H: 79.5cm (31.3")D: 42cm (16.5")

£295.00 Approx $372.47, €343.82, £295

For sale from W&W Antiques is charming Scottish vernacular survivor of a side chair from Shetland circa 1800-1830.

- This lovely small simply designed chair is likely to have been constructed of found, reclaimed or driftwood to create a very simple / naive design with robust characteristics.  It looks to be oak with a pine or softwood seat.
- The chair is low with a strong, square and robust base constructed of rails, front legs, stretchers and the rear legs.
- The chair in each piece looks to have been constructed with minimal and narrow parts, extending to a taller back with what would have been a top rail (with a nod to Glasgow pattern decorative embellishment) and two cross splat, one long missing).
- The wear marks, colouration, stains, bleaching and construction make this small side chair an absolute charmer.  It is in solid and stable antique condition given an age of circa 200 years.  Chairs of this type can be seen in the Shetland folk museum and Lerwick museum but many of this type and age have simply been lost.  A lovely little piece of history.

It would make a great decorative side table, hall chair or decorative item in any house or cottage.

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