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Glastonbury armchair (Armchair)

Glastonbury armchair (Armchair), mid sixteenth century (made). Armchair of oak ('Glastonbury' type) from the sanctuary of a church.

There are only 13 known genuine early examples of English oak Glastonbury chairs, circa 1504, which demonstrate this distinctive form that was widely copied in the 19th century.

There are only 13 known genuine early examples of English oak Glastonbury chairs, circa which demonstrate this distinctive form that was widely copied in the century.

Grund chair I, Iceland. ca 1540. Sigurd Grieg 1928: 115 dates it to ca 1300. However, the paneled front points to later centuries. Sarpur - Stóll

Grund chair I, Iceland. ca Sigurd Grieg 115 dates it to ca However, the paneled front points to later centuries.

Walnut inlaid with ivory, steel, bone and various woods; modern leather upholstery

Chair, Folding,late century Spain-Granada ~ a design similar to this would be a pretty wheelchair cover :).

This sedia Dantesca dates from the 15th century ard originates from Spain where it  is called sillon de cadera. The two x-posts are connected to each other by bottom rail and armrest only.  The chair is made form walnut with intarsia from ivory, ebony, and pearl-shell.  The seating is made from leather, however not original, and nailed to the chair. The chair measures 71 x 69 x 50 cm.

This sedia Dantesca dates from the 15th century ard originates from Spain where it is called sillon de cadera. The two x-posts are connected to each other by bottom rail and armrest only. The chair is made form walnut with intarsia from ivory, ebony, and pearl-shell. The seating is made from leather, however not original, and nailed to the chair. The chair measures 71 x 69 x 50 cm.

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