The Georgian Children Thrones

2 May, 2014 at 7:08 pm 1 comment

Antiques Roadshow goes Games of Thrones…

This is where the well-heeled Georgian family would have placed their little prince or princess for supper – it’s a miniature late Regency/Georgian dining chair! Made of Mahogany in ca. 1830, this children chair allowed for catapulting porridge and cooked liver all over the dining room from a prominent position. It will therefore not come as a big surprise for you if you learn that it is still used within the family.

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Special detail: the seat (still the original upholstery) is made of woven horsehair!

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With a value of £800 – £1’000, this migh be just the perfect gift for the next baby shower…

Now, some parents are known for putting their children on pedestals. Some Georgian parents, however, put them on thrones!

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This useful piece was made of oak and elm and dates back to the late 18th/early 19th century. If you’d want to go potty with it, you’d have to fork out between £800 and £1200.

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Indeed, worthy of a prince! (No, not for you, George. You already got a bilby.)

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  • 1. Sarah Waldock  |  2 May, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    the ‘throne’ isn’t so very different in detail to those still on sale in the 1950s and 60’s. In fact as well as having had one as a baby I had a plastic copy for my dolls house

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