2011 - 2012
yew and oak
1010 x 725 x 490 mm
Place of origin
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Tudor Merchants House, Pembrokeshire (Accredited Museum)
Chair. A four-legged stool with elaborately turned yew back, arms, legs, spindles and stretchers. The seat is in oak. The yew has been seasoned, stained and oiled to give a high shine finish and the oak seat waxed. This chair was made for use with the writing table. An adapted version of a (possibly) 15th / early 16th century Welsh chair, said to be from South Pembrokeshire (illustrated in R.Bebb, Welsh Furniture, vol.1 p.141 picture 221). This is plainer and earlier version of the 'Welsh turned chair' of the 17th / 18th centuries.
This piece was made by Paul Northwood, Llangunllo Powys in 2011-2012. The furniture and fittings were commissioned especially for the Tudor Merchant’s House by Dr Charles Kightly.
Makers and roles
Paul Northwood, furniture maker