This beautiful pair of carved Barley twist arm chairs differ only slightly in their details. “Hers” is 1 ” taller with a pair of rosettes on the center back. This chair has more incising with two panels of caning on the back and a caned seat. “HIs” has a pierced crown carved on the center back and the front panel. This chair only has one panel of caning on the back and a caned seat. Barley twist came to England in the first half of the 17th century during the reign of Charles ll probably as a result of his marriage to Katherine Braganza from Portugal/Moorish origin and remained until late 18th century. They were produced over a 300 year period, The earliest in England in walnut was about 1670-1720. The caning has been replaced over the years and the caned panel has been reinforced.
23w x 17 d x 48 h