Set Of 4 Chapel Chairs, With Bible Backs And Kneelers, 1940s

Set Of 4 Chapel Chairs, With Bible Backs And Kneelers, 1940s


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Rescued from the private chapel of a country house in Staffordshire, this beautiful set of 4 church chairs feature both Bible shelves and, unusually, fold out kneelers, making them rather unique.

Made from beech and elm, this style of chair with a vertical slatted back rest was typical of the Edwardian era - we are able to further date this specific set thanks to the addition of commemorative brass plaques - one denoting the contribution made by 'Mrs and Mrs W Froggatt' in 1942.

Those small, personal details are what make this set of chairs particularly special. Many chapel chairs are now missing the kneelers, or never had them to begin with, so for this set to have survived complete for so long is quite remarkable.

Of course, pieces of this age show the evidence of their daily use proudly - the patina that has developed over time only enhances their character. It is important to acknowledge that while some of the chairs show some evidence of having suffered woodworm in the past, this is absolutely historic and in no way active or concerning now.

The charming details of this set - the name plaques, the bible shelves and kneelers - means that they would make a characterful and fascinating seating option for either kitchen or dining room.

Height 85cm
Width 42cm
Seat height 46cm
Depth with kneeler up: 45cm
Depth with kneeler down: 68cm


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Additional dimensions information:

seat height 46cm


W42.0 x H85.0 x D45.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom


Mid 20th Century


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