A throwback to the time of Queen Anne (1702 – 1707), this distinctive and superb period piece is testament to the deep knowledge our expert craftsman have of British furniture heritage, and their commitment to keeping its traditions and techniques alive through the quality of their work.
This eye-catching walnut armchair, which is equally at home in the dining room or sitting room, has three distinctive design features. For one, not only is it hand carved from walnut, a timber highly popular among furniture makers before the mass importation of tropical hardwoods took off in the mid-18th century, it also features a burr finish.
A burr is actually a tree deformity that appears as an external growth and is filled with tiny knots. Walnut burr was popular with furniture manufacturers for the attractive fuzzy, smoke-in-water effect it created as an alternative to straight grains.
Secondly, our walnut armchair is crafted in the shepherd style, so called because of the curved sweep of the arms which is said to resemble a shepherd’s crook – again, very fashionable in late 17th and early 18th century furniture making. Finally, notice the cabriole front legs with their pronounced feet and knees, another style typical of the period.
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- 107cm / 42 inches
- 66cm / 26 inches
Create your own personal, unique piece of bespoke furniture
We understand that every piece of handmade furniture is as unique as its owner. If you would like this product in a bespoke size, colour, or finish, or would like any other alteration then please contact us to discuss in more detail.
Call 01473 252158 or make a Product enquiry
If you want to order this piece, either contact our head office on 01473 252158 or visit our workshops in Ipswich to order.
When you’re happy with the design and size of the piece and have decided on the finish, we’ll send you an order acknowledgement and take a 50 per cent deposit.
Unless we have it in stock, each piece takes between 8-10 weeks to make, sometimes longer if it’s more complicated to produce.
When your item is nearing completion, we’ll contact you to arrange delivery and take the balance.
Delivery via Titchmarsh & Goodwin van can be arranged to most areas of the country. A delivery charge may apply, starting from £70, depending on your location and we cannot guarantee specific dates and times.
Furniture Care Notes
We suggest a sparing application of a good quality natural beeswax polish from time to time.
- Spillages should be removed promptly.
- Protect tables from direct heat when possible.
- All wooden furniture will change colour slightly if exposed to direct sunlight.