Lot 320 , A mid 17th century French or Italian walnut armchair,
A mid 17th century French or Italian walnut armchair, with stuffed back and seat, turned arms with lion's head terminals, on turned legs and stretchers
Overall in very good condition, frame is solid, upholstery is clean and fully serviceable, framework of good rich mid walnut tone, signs of some old scattered dents and knocks commensurate with age, signs of old wormholes particularly lower down in the underframe, along with some old repairs, some using a composition particularly to the tops of the side stretchers, presumably used to fill in areas damaged by worming, feet look like they have been added on as later replacements.
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Sold for £500