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Due to their highly utalitarian nature very few chair tables survive today, especially in this degree of condition, and they are generally only seen in either museum or country house collections. Notwithstanding the rarity of this type of furniture, this piece displays other rare characteristics. The quality of the carving is exceptionally fine, and rarely found on chair-tables due to their functional nature. It probably accounts for the survival of this piece, which has spent most of its life being used as a chair displaying these fine carvings as the carpenter intended. The original ironwork and wear at the lower-end, where it has stood on the floor, also indicate that it has not been used a great deal as a table during its life. The magnificent proportion of this piece is exceptionally rare and there is no other, known, example of a chair-table large enough to convert to a 6-seater table where the chair back touches the floor.
|Height||165.00 cm||(64.96 inches)|
|Width||79.00 cm||(31.10 inches)|
|Depth||68.00 cm||(26.77 inches)|
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