The Guldhøj Chair


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The large barrow from the Bronze Age with the promising name of Guldhøj (Gold Hill) in Southern Jutland was excavated in 1891. Among the objects in the barrow was an oak coffin containing the body of a man. At his feet lay a very unusual object – a folding chair! The fine little chair, which was very well preserved, was made of ash wood with carved patterns laid in with black pitch. The seat was made of otter skin – but only a fragment is preserved. The folding chair has been dated to the second half of the 1400s BC. The Guldhøj folding chair, which once belonged to a Danish noble, is the only completely preserved Bronze Age chair in Europe, and the original you can see in the Nationalmuseum. A copy of the chair, which may be purchased in the Museum Shop, is made by a the famaous Danish artist craftsman Poul Hundevad in ash wood and butt leather, in a scale of 1:1.5 (to accommodate the larger frame of modern man) – and may on any day challenge furniture designer Wegner in terms of quality and architectural superiority. May be used as an amazing footstool next to the armchair, or as an extra chair at the coffee-table or in the kitchen.


Ash wood and black butt leather

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Width: 48 cm

Height: 37 cm

Depth: 39 cm