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Posted 5 years ago


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This chair was found in an old barn at our family cottage. We believe it was purchased by my late great uncle who was a catholic priest. We have been told that this is a Bishop's chair or a King's chair. The carvings are made into the wood and are not attached onto it by some other means. The heads on the back of the chair seem to resemble a lion or some sort of dragon, as well as the head that is at the middle base of the front. We have known of its existance in the family for approximately 50 years. When it was found, it was not painted. Does anyone have any information on this chair or a type of chair similar to this one? Any information provided would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 5 years ago
    Just my 2-cents, but I really don't think it's a kings chair or a bishops chair. It's cool though. Pictures of the underside, joint assembly, any hardware, etc. would be very helpful in dating this piece. Judging only from the 4 pictures posted now, which are almost identical and don't really tell much about the chair itself, it could be 300 years old or it could be 3 years old...
  2. guyfrmatl guyfrmatl, 5 years ago
    GREAT piece!
  3. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    Let me say this...that is fantastic piece of furniture. I used to study and collect old chairs. I remember seeing a chair exactly like this one in an old book. I will try to dig it up and look for it again. Your chair is a definite keeper!
  4. jlipinski14, 5 years ago
    BHOCK45, Thank you for your comment and I look forward to the possibility of finding out some more information from you!!!

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