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Hand Carved "Momento Mori" Skeleton Rocking Chair

$4,500Asking Price


A intricately carved mahogany "momento morie" rocking chair depicting a skeleton figure on rockers terminating in dragons. Probably modeled after the Mid 19th Century Russian example as illustrated in 19th century European Furniture by Christopher Payne. Vincent Price, a well-known actor in horror films, owned a whole set of skeleton chairs.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 54 in. (137.16 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 57 in. (144.78 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century
  • Condition
    Age Appropriate wear.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: R325EC1stDibs: 1101148893709

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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