[MR] History Blog: 6th C. Folding Chair Conserved

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 02:13:06 PDT 2023

Noble Friends,

Today's History Blog reports on the conservation of a 6th century folding
chair discovered last year from a grave excavation in Endsee, Bavaria.

The chair is really more like a folding camp stool, being two X-shaped
scissor legs on each end joined by frame members. It is made of iron, but
has decorative brass inlays. Traces of the seat material suggest it was
covered in some sort of animal hide with the fur left on. The chair was
found folded at the feet of a woman of high status.

Let's hope it was easier on the lady's bum than the canvas-seat camp stools
Lady Sarah and I drag around to events.

See the seat at https://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/68535 .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆
Continuing a crusade to keep Merry Rose relevant and in business.

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