Country French Napoleon III Period Ladder Back Prie Dieu or Prayer Chair
Country French Napoleon III period ladder back prie dieu or prayer chair handcrafted of walnut having the original velvet upholstery, circa 1870s. This charming provincial kneeling chair has its original covered, sloped top to rest one's arms or a prayer book. Raised on short turned legs. Primarily used in private chapels, prie dieus provided a place for an individual to kneel at prayer. The seat, which was not intended for sitting but kneeling, makes a great seat for tiny tots. It's perfect for them to sit in at the coffee table while playing board games, doing puzzles or coloring. They slide in and out from under the table with ease. Structurally sound.
back h - 34.5"; seat h - 9.5"
w - 17.5"
d - 15"
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