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19th Century French Prie-Dieu Prayer Chair with Detailed Carving
French Provincial prayer chair retaining the original rush seat and paint, circa 1840. The top prayer panel retains the engraved plaque bearing the patron's name. The back splat is hand-carved with symbols of the crucifixion of Christ. A wealthy patron of a church would have their own chair with prime placement in the church for weekly worship. A person could be moved closer to the front, or further to the back depending on your wealth, morality and standing in the Community. Even the smallest village churches had this system of hierarchy.
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1840
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition Detailsold insect holes. No active insects or rot.
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 39.77 in. x W 18.51 in. x D 17.72 in.H 101 cm x W 47 cm x D 45 cm
- Seller LocationAntwerp, BE
- Seller Reference Number4394
- Reference NumberLU109728086653
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