Studio: international art — 33.1905

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A ncient Chairs

FRENCH STOOL AND BENCH LATE FOURTEENTH CENTURY

receive sentence of death " seated on an armchair."
Unless the Speaker be seated on his chair, or the
Lord Chancellor on the woolsack, no business can
be transacted in the House of Lords or Commons ;
and the cries of " Chair, chair!" at meetings
show that honour and respect are due to the
person occupying it. In the homes of our an-
cestors the men sometimes stretched themselves
on canopies, while the ladies sat on chairs or
stools. From old pictures we gather that the
master of the house and his male guests in very

GOTHIC CHILD'S CHAIR

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EARLY FIFTEENTH CENTURY

CHAIR LATE FIFTEENTH CENTURY
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