19th Century French Prie-Dieu Prayer Chair with Detailed Carving For Sale
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19th Century French Prie-Dieu Prayer Chair with Detailed Carving

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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.

Details

  • Condition Details
    old insect holes. No active insects or rot.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 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 Location
    Antwerp, BE
  • Seller Reference Number
    4394
  • Reference Number
    LU109728086653
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