The Gothic style first emerged during the High Middle Ages and is identifiable through a number of specific details, such as elaborate and intricate wood carving, trefoil and quatrefoil motifs and substantial proportions. The style regained popularity during the 19th century Victorian period (often referenced as neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival), leading to a resurgence in the production of Gothic-style furnishings. One of the most interesting facets of the style is that it draws heavily from corresponding Gothic architecture, resulting in details such as pointed arches, columns and illusionary vaulting.Because Gothic furniture is reflective of the majestic cathedrals of the Middle Ages, there is an aesthetic emphasis on grandeur and majesty. A deep, rich color palette created through the use of dark woods also adds to the luxury and formality of the style.
This antique throne-type chair is exquisitely hand-carved with Royal looking designs and a Family Crest design with Fleur-de-Lis. It has a storage area under the seat and opens with the cast iron hinged trap-door. The arms are embellished with ornate iron rondels. It is in excellent condition. It measures: 59" tall x 29" wide x 20 deep.
Chiseled into the backside of the chair is a name? It is unclear if that is a person's name or if it means "Made in Belgium". Constructed for a cathedral, monastery, or manor, the chair features a hinged flat seat with receptacle for storage, high and straight seat back, dentils along crest rail, and open arm rests. Solid wood with a carved fleur de lis coat of arms in the center seat back, with Gothic motifs of arches, linenfold, quatrefoil, shields, rosettes, and tracery throughout.
The item "Fine Gothic Bishop's Throne Chair" is in sale since Wednesday, May 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Chairs\Pre-1800". The seller is "freedomgallery" and is located in Santa Cruz, California.
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