Circa 1880, late Victorian carved walnut throne or hall chair. With profusely carved back rail above a central gilded cartouche and a carved emblem of Edinburgh Castle. With upholstered back, seat and arm rests, it also has the coat of arms for Edinburgh city and ‘Nisi Dominus Fustra’ translating to: ‘if you travel without the Lord you travel in vain’. With damage to the leather panel, the padded arms are held in place by shaped uprights with reeded tops. The stuff over seat with a serpentine front is over square, tapering and slightly out swept back legs. To the front are unusual barley sugar legs, finishing with a block, and all are united by a (H) shaped stretcher, before all stand on brass castors.
Size 110 cm high x 57 cm wide x 45 cm deep