Very Rare georgian / victorian church Glastonbury chair. SALE now discounted for limited period only! All proceeds of sale to go towards the church restoration. Very unusual and nice example. A great talking piece for your home. Interest in culture, history, rare quality antiques essential! Reluctant sale to fund church renovations. From Victorian Church, so probably from that era, though possibly Georgian or earlier, as there was a much earlier church on the site and some furniture clearly has come therefrom. A stunning and unique piece of Ecclesiastical furniture. Very rare and increasingly scarce and in good condition. Most unusual and decorative work. THIS IS A LOVELY AND VERY DECORATIVE 19th CENTURY CHURCH ITEM IN GOOD SOLID CONDITION READY FOR HOME USE. Collectible and highly desirable art nouvea / gothic / neo gothic / neo-gothic / styling. Impressive, and incredibly heavy. In original condition with just a light wax to retain superb patina. Splendid 19th century design. Very well made and solidly built. Has lasted a good few lifetimes and will last us out! Approximate dimensions: Width: 25 inches Depth: 19 inches Height: 35 inches Height to seat: 19 inches Ideal for your pub, club, bar, restaurant, church, chapel, cathedral, grade 1 or 2 listed building, shop, boutique etc. Also look great in kichens, dining rooms and entrance halls, suitable for both the modern and traditional interior, or indeed, ideal for the garden or conservatory. This is where the majority of these go, often for a more original and interesting twist for dining areas. Most have gone to fashionable interior designers. You can only guess what they have charged their clients! Pick one up for a fraction of the price. Last few items remaining! Please study my other auctions for other unusual church antiques and curios. Or can be collected for free or if you prefer you can arrange collection via your own courier. Glastonbury chair Glastonbury chair is a 19th century term for an earlier wooden chair, usually of oak, possibly based on a chair made for Richard Whiting, the last Abbot of Glastonbury, England. The Glastonbury chair was known to exist since the Early Middle Ages, but seems to have disappeared from use in part of the Later Middle Ages; it re-emerged in use in Italy by the 15th century AD. It was made originally in Britain from a description brought back from Rome in 1504 by Abbot Richard Beere to Glastonbury Abbey, and was produced for or by John Arthur Thorne, a monk who was the treasurer at the abbey. Arthur perished on Glastonbury Tor in 1539, hung, drawn and quartered alongside his master, Richard Whiting, the last Abbot of Glastonbury, during the dissolution of the monasteries. The Abbot sat on a Glastonbury chair during his trial at Bishop’s Palace, Wells, where one of the two original surviving examples can still be seen, together with other chairs of this age and later reproductions. The second chair remained in St John’s Church in Glastonbury until it found its way by an unknown route into the collection of Horace Walpole’s Gothic pile Strawberry Hill in Twickenham, Middlesex. Gordon Browning was the last maker of the Glastonbury chair. A consummate worker in wood, he delighted in telling the story of the history of the chair he exported around the world. Browning had lived in Glastonbury for 80 years by the time of his death, with a brief absence during the Second World War, when he was employed making aircraft frames in Bristol. His son Clive said, When my father was asked if he had lived all his life in Glastonbury, he loved to say – not yet. The Glastonbury chair design has become popular with reenactors, owing to its simple construction, wide availability of plans, and the opportunity for extensive decorative carving. As a result, there are likely more chairs of this pattern in existence now than there ever were in period. The chair does not fold. Although it is frequently assumed to do so, especially when made with circular tenons, triangular frames remain rigid even if they are joined by bearings. Chairs for re-enactment are usually made in this way, but there is no evidence in period that they were regarded as being especially portable. The item “Pugin victorian Glastonbury chair georgian church papal bishop throne rare pew x” is in sale since Friday, April 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Chairs\Victorian (1837-1901)”. The seller is “antiquebadger” and is located in Betws-y-Coed. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Product Type: Armchairs
- Condition: Used
- Age: 1800-1899
- Style: Art Deco
- Original/Reproduction: Original