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Tables, Chairs and Stools 

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Chair of Queen Hetepheres (Reproduction)

 

Date: Original - c. 2600 BC.

Place: Original – Tomb of Queen Hetepheres, Giza, Egypt

 

Photographed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts  USA.

 

During excavations the gold casings that covered this furniture was discovered. The wood had all but decayed, so reproductions were made based on the casings that remained.

 

 

 

Round Legged Stool made from Ebony and Ivory

 

Date: c.1400 – 1350 BC

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

The seat would have been made of leather.

 

Once when they had finished eating and drinking in Shiloh, Hannah stood up. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s house. (1 Samuel 1:9)

 

 

 

Stool

 

Date: 1300 BC. 18th Dynasty

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

 

Made from wood and straw. Stools used in life like this one were often buried with the dead in tombs.

 

 

 

Storage Chest

 

Date: 1293 BC

Place:  Sedment el-Gebel

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

This box was secured by wrapping a cord between the knob on the lid and a knob on the side of the box.

 

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Wooden Stool

 

Date: 1070 – 330 BC (21 – 30 Dynasty)

Place: Egypt

 

Photographed at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

The legs of this stool are in the shape of lion’s paws. The stool originally had a woven rush seat.

 

 

 

Wooden Stool

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

 

 

Assortment of Egyptian Furniture

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Egypt

Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

 

 

 

Carved and Inlaid Wooden Stool or Table

 

Date: 8th century BC

Place: Gordion [Turkey]

 

Photographed at the Museum of Anatolyan Civilisation, Ankara, Turkey.

 

Made from boxwood and yew.

 

 

 

Stele Showing the Deceased and Servant Before a Sacrificial Meal on a Table

 

Date: 8th Century BC

Place: Underground chamber grave, Sam’al, Zincirli, Turkey.

 

Photographed at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (Psalm 23:5)

 

 

 

Carrying Furniture for a Banquet

 

Date: 721 – 705 BC.

Place: Palace of Sargon II, Khorsabad, Assyria [Iraq]

 

Photographed at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France.

 

 

 

Bronze Chair

 

Date: 625 – 600 BC

Place: possibly Chiusi [Tuscany, Italy]

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

Chair made from bronze sheets

 

 

 

Bronze Stool

 

Date: 1st century AD

Place: possibly Torre Annunziata [near Naples, Italy]

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

 

 

Marble and Bronze Table (restored)

 

Date: 1st century AD

Place: possibly Boscoreale, [Italy]

 

Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA.