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16th century Glastonbury Chair
Hand-carved mahogany 16th century antique replica.
With the renewed interest in historical furniture for today’s home, this 500-year-old replica antique chair features richly ornate Latin phrases hand-carved into its arms and back. Originally made at Glastonbury Abbey, this traditional “faldstool” is hand-carved of mahogany with complex pegged joints joined with no nails or glue. Truly a work of Medieval art!
- 21½"Wx19"Dx39"H. 25 lbs.
- Floor to top of seat: 18"
- Seat Depth: 16"
- The maximum weight limit for this item is 220 lbs. (100 kgs.)
- What sets our Glastonbury Chair apart from others is the rich historic Latin script on the back and arms. Across the top of the back of this chair are the words "Monacus Glastome " identifying its place of origin and on the arm are the phrases "God save him " "May the Lord give him peace" and "Praise be to God" On the inner face of the right arm is "Johanus Arthurus " The Latinized version of the abbey for whom the chair was built around 1500.