Armchair, associated with the Irvines of Drum, Aberdeenshire

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Armchair, associated with the Irvines of Drum, Aberdeenshire

This oak armchair dates from 1652. The back is carved with a variant of the arms used by the Irvines of Drum in Aberdeenshire.

The coat of arms is carved in low relief on a rectangular panel and features three holly leaves. On either side is the letter 'I'. Above the arms is the date, 1652.

In 1652 Sir Alexander Irvine was Laird of Drum. He had a daughter living in that year called Jean. 'I' and 'J' were interchangeable at the time so it is possible that the chair was made for Jean Irvine.

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Online ID: 000-100-045-688-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KNB 44
Date: 1652
Material: Wood, oak. Inscription: [Irvine coat-of-arms?]
Dimensions: 1010 mm H x 530 mm L x 600 mm W
What: Armchair / chair, nursing
Who: Irvine (Coat-of-arms)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire
Description: Oak armchair or nursing chair?, with the Irvine? coat-of-arms on the back, and a replacement arm support, probably from Aberdeenshire, dated 1652
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