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probably made in eastern Scotland

Postcard of Chair.
© National Museums Scotland


This chair is inscribed '1660' and, although this inscription may be a later addition, the chair is characteristic of the 17th-century Scottish east coast. It was acquired in Buchan.

The lower front legs and the stretchers are replacements and a thick layer of varnish has been applied.

Features which indicate an east coast origin include the curving arms, a pair of back panels and elements of the carving.

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Online ID: 000-180-000-009-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KN 15
Date: 1660 - 1669
17th century
Material: Wood, fir. Inscription: 166-
Dimensions: 1030 mm H x 540 mm L x 690 mm W
What: Armchair
Subject: Furniture (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Buchan
Description: Heavily built armchair of fir and possibly other woods, coated with dark brown varnish, from Buchan, dated "166-"
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