This is the back of a typical german chair with its four splitting feet. It come from northern Alsace and is made of walnut, which was quite a noble wood for peasants. These chair were put in the Stube (main room of the house) around the table and their back used to be very decorative, representing many symbols such as Habsbourg bicephalous eagle, french royal lily, hearts, flowers, bretzel or pretty complex compositions in which the carpenter was showing his skills. Some of the chair were even dated.
The back you can buy is representative of the end of the XVIIIth century. The rest of the chair has disappeared because the former owner was unable to repair it. It is very decorative with its heart in the middle, symbolizing the union between man and woman. The pattern of shell at the top is quite uncommon. This is truly a genuine old piece that might be very decorative. You will notice on the pictures some woodworm damage but they do not alterate the aesthetic of this nice piece of folk art.
Weight : 1kg / 2.2 Lbs
Length : 47cm / 18.5 inches
Width : 28cm / 11 inches
Thickness : 2cm / 0.8 inches
Fast registered international postage to :
North America : 43$
European Union : 20$
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