Pair of Late 19th Century Oak Glastonbury Armchairs

REF: 6514

Pair of Late 19th Century Oak Glastonbury Armchairs

REF: 6514

Pair of late 19th century oak Glastonbury armchairs with good colour and patination.

  • Height 86.36 cm / 34 14"
  • Width 60.96 cm / 24 14"
  • Depth 60.96 cm / 24 14"
  • Year c. 1900
  • Country England
  • Provenance Glastonbury Chair is a 19th-century term for an earlier wooden chair, usually of oak, possibly based on a chair made for Richard Whiting, the last Abbot of Glastonbury, England. The Glastonbury chair was known to exist since the Early Middle Ages, but seems to have disappeared from use in part of the Later Middle Ages; it re-emerged in use in Italy by the 15th century AD.