Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.



  • Date:

    1685-1690 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    carved and turned walnut

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss C. S. Joule

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On display at Ham House, London

On loan to Ham House.

Physical description

The cresting carved with two recumbent naked boys supporting a crown against a ground of foliage. The back composed of three narrow splats between twist-turned uprights; thetwo outter splats perforated and carved with foliage, framing two panels of cane-work; the uprights surmounted by vase finials. The splayed arms, slightly dipped in the centre and finishing in a scroll, are supported on twist-turned uprights. The seat caned; the seat rails flat and carved with foliage. The legs twist-turned and interrupted half-way down by oblong blocks. The back and front legs joined by an H shaped stretcher. The back legs joined by a mid-height twist-turned stretcher. The joint pegging apparently original. A dark varnish overall.

Modifications and Wear:
Metal bracket underneath front seat rail. The back rail with a crude rail support is thrusting out of the horizontal. Rear left foot severely wormed. The lower mid stretcher with a loss at one end. Back right foot replaced. Front left foot apparently replaced. Both front feet possibly replaced. Front right leg repaired below the seat. The caning presumed to be a replacement. The caned seat bowing considerably.Questionable condition.


1685-1690 (made)

Materials and Techniques

carved and turned walnut


Height: 121 cm, Width: 60 cm, Depth: 65 cm, Depth: 43 cm seat, Height: 41.5 cm seat

Object history note

Bequest of Miss C.S. Joule

RP 48/2950

Descriptive line

Naked boys with crown walnut chair, 1685-1690, England




Carving; Turning


Furniture; Woodwork


Furniture and Woodwork Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.