John Nethercott and Co.
oak and paint
975 x 560 x 480 mm
Place of origin
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Tudor Merchants House, Pembrokeshire (Accredited Museum)
Driestoel Chair. An oak driestoel chair or a three-legged stool chair. With triangular boarded seat and turned back support with cross-piece. Painted in size paints, red overall with yellow turnings to legs and spindles. Though essentially a Flemish design (and famliar from the paintings of the Breughals and their contemporaries, upon which this piece is based) turned-member seat furniture like this also appears in contemporary British illustrations.
This piece was made by John Nethercott and Co, Discoed, Powys in 2010. The furniture and fittings were commissioned especially for the Tudor Merchant’s House by Dr Charles Kightly.
Makers and roles
John Nethercott and Co., furniture maker Gaynor Birch, painter