Pair of Regency Giltwood Wall Sconces, ca 1820
Victorian Oak Turner’s Chair. 1884
An oak Turner’s chair dated 1884 in the manner of John Starkey.
The information label under the seat states that this chair is copied from the old Saxon one found at the Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick. Made of oak from Henry VIII’s school, Warwick, with the name J Hatton,
Turners chairs represent a style of Elizabethan or Jacobean turned furniture that was in vogue in the late 16th and early 17th century in England and Holland. In turned furniture, the individual wooden spindles of the piece are made by shaping them with chisels and gouges while they are being turned on a lathe, Joiners or carpenters who made such furniture were termed “turners”, or “bodgers”.