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Battle Abbey and Battle of Hastings

13th Century Folding Chair from Noonburg Monastery in Salzburg

Century Folding Chair from Noonburg Monastery in Salzburg

Antique vintage Gothic dome lidded box

As the story goes, the last of the Platagenet Kings, the Twins, Edward and his…

Dante Chair, mid-15th century, Italian (Lombard or Venetian), Walnut and leather

Hip-joint armchair (Dantesca type) from Italy in the century. This contains elm and bone carving and utilized the older style "X" frame in a new style.

St. Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: December 2012

Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: Medieval chests from Kloster Isenhagen

The Viking Chest -  The two end pieces are extended down to form slab legs, raising the chest off the floor (or ship deck).  Viking chests have both the front and end-piece overlapping each other, so nails reinforced the joint in both directions. Although  the resulting joint is still not very durable, and Viking chests often show the use of metal reinforcing straps.

The Viking Chest - The two end pieces are extended down to form slab legs, raising the chest off the floor (or ship deck). Viking chests have both the front and end-piece overlapping each other, so

Chair from Gålås, Ringsaker, Hedmark with carved animal heads. The backrest is 13th century, the front a 18th century restoration. Note that the chair legs are uneven.

Chair from Gålås, Ringsaker, Hedmark with carved animal heads. The backrest is century, the front a century restoration. Note that the chair legs are uneven.

Bunratty Castle Crusader Chest. A 12th century Oak chest with three locks of boarded construction on tall stiles with D. shaped cut out ornamentation. Iron bands and triple locks.

A century Oak chest with three locks of boarded construction on tall stiles with D. shaped cut out ornamentation. Iron bands and triple locks.

Holy Roman Empire - Cologne painting of 1464-1466 called the Lyversberg Passion

Lantern detail -- Holy Roman Empire - Cologne painting of called the Lyversberg Passion

Sedia Dantesca (16th Century)

Sedia Dantesca ~ century ~ from the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France ~ with a (velvet?) cloth seating and backrest ~ this chairtype has four legs ~ The chair is made from walnut and originates from Italy. Legs and central cap are decorated.

St. Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: chair

Tudor English Medieval chairs were scooped for women's many layers of dress. The did not have high backs like other medieval chairs.

Italian Renaissance Folding Chair

Italian Renaissance Folding Chair

Thomas guild - medieval woodworking, furniture and other crafts: A late century folding chair: the sedia tenaglia