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From Falkland Palace, Fife

Postcard of Chair.
© National Museums Scotland


This carved oak chair is from Falkland Palace in Fife. It dates from the late 17th century.

The chair has spiral uprights with early rococo decorative twirls. The ornamentation includes a crown motif - introduced to celebrate the Restoration - and an 'S' embellishment, known as the Flemish scroll.

Falkland Palace was begun by James IV in 1500 and completed by his son James V in 1541. The palace has been called 'the first essay in full Renaissance architecture in Britain'.

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Online ID: 000-100-080-559-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1915.19
Date: Late 17th century
Late 17th or early 18th century
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 1260 mm H x 480 mm L x 500 mm W
Subject: Furniture
Where: Falkland Palace
Description: Oak arm-chair with spiral uprights, crowns and scrolls carved on rails and bars, and solid seat: Scottish, late 17th or early 18th century; from Falkland Palace
  • Keay, J. & Keay J. (ed). Encyclopaedia of Scotland. London: Collins, 1994 p 364 
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