Early 19th Century French Louis XIV Carved Walnut Prie-Dieu Prayer Kneeler
Place this elegant antique Arma Christi prayer chair in a bedroom or study for daily devotions. Crafted in France, circa 1820, the fruitwood “Oratoire” cabinet stands on short cabriole legs over a knee resting platform base with hinged top compartment storage. The Provincial Prie-Dieu (Pray God in French), features a slant lectern top with hinged front and scalloped raised book stop, decorated with hand carved hatch, dot and floral motifs; raising the top, it reveals inside storage for bibles, rosaries, missals or other biblical items. The religious kneeler features a carved center door with raised panel; when opens, it reveals inside shelving for additional storage. The religious prayer bench is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns a rich walnut patina. Key included. Measures: 23.75″ W x 24.5″ D x 43.75″ H.
|Dimensions||23.75" W x 24.5" D x 43.75" H|
Early 19th Century