Late 19th Century French Hand-Carved Oak Prie Dieu or Prayer Chair with Columns For Sale
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Late 19th Century French Hand-Carved Oak Prie Dieu or Prayer Chair with Columns

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This French hand-carved oak prayer chair, or prie-dieu, in French, features double barley twist columns at the back that support the armrest. Rosettes adorn the die joints at the top and bottom of the columns. The back displays an intricately hand-carved cross above a cartouche and is flanked by shocks of wheat on the right and grapes and grape leaves on the left. The letter H has been carved into the shield at the center of the cartouche. Originally used in a private chapel or by a wealthy patron in a church, this prie-dieu served as a kneeling bench with an upper armrest for hands in prayer. Beautifully carved and upholstered in mohair, this prayer chair is a fine addition to a collection of religious objects, circa 1880.

Details

  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Upholstery shows wear
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 35 in. x W 20 in. x D 18.5 in.H 88.9 cm x W 50.8 cm x D 46.99 cm
  • Seat Height
    10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Fayetteville, AR
  • Seller Reference Number
    18A147
  • Reference Number
    LU983210790183
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