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Norfolk, VA 23517

Ornately Carved Wood Chair with Needle-Pointed Upholstery (Flemish, c.1800s)


Colorful needle-pointed Flemish arm chair with carved arms. Dark wood arms are intricately carved with two Roman soldiers, outfitted in armor and lion skin hoods. One soldier has facial hair and the other does not. Barley twist arms and legs. Needle-pointed wool upholstery has a large floral pattern with a moth or butterfly on the back and a dragon on the seat.

From a family in Bruges, Belgium. A woman from the family reupholstered this chair, needle-pointing the fabric on trains while working for the Resistance during World War II.

Two or three moth damage spots.

Belgium, c.1800s. Reupholstered c.1940s.

Dimensions are 20 1/2 x 34 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches. Weighs 23.5 lbs.


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