19th Century Rare Skeleton Chair

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Unique nineteenth century hand carved "momento mori" skeleton chair. This beautifully crafted, very distinctive chair was crafted in walnut, possibly in Europe, and may be modeled after a mid-nineteenth century example illustrated in "European Furniture of the 19th Century" by Christopher Payne. This rare and dramatic work retains its original leather seat cushion (in torn condition), animal hair upholstery, large round metal nail heads, and original wood finish.

Details

  • Period
    19th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Leather
    Metal
    Walnut
  • Condition
    Good. Wood frame is in very good original condition, upholstered leather seat is torn.
    Dimensions
    53 in. H x 25.5 in. W x 28 in. D
    135 cm H x 65 cm W x 71 cm D
  • Seat Height
    18 in. (46 cm)
  • Seller Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU98171288996
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2013

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Located in West Palm Beach, FL

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