This simple and strong armchair was a common type in the 16th century. Chairs of this type would be used in large farms or manor houses. There would only be one or two of these chairs in the house; other household members would sit on benches, stools or simpler chairs. This chair is made entirely of oak, with decoration in the form of relief carving and turning.
A late Elizabethan oak and fruitwood child's high chair. Carved fruitwood back panel with lozenge and leafy spandrels, seat rails carved with a single large lunette. Another child's high chair from the same workshop sold in the Clive Sherwood sale lot number 349 and also exhibited by BADA, June 1988 in the exhibition titled ( England at the tyme of the Armada ) plate 16, in catalogue. The same chair is also pictured in Tobias Jellinek book, Early British Chairs and Seats 1500 to 1700.