Rare First Empire Antique Walnut X Frame Curule Stool


A Beautiful and rare early antique First Empire X Frame walnut Curule Stool. Exceptional quality Circa 1810. This statement piece of furniture screams superior quality. Crisply carved lions heads with fine detail and traces of original gilt. Fabulous carved lion paw feet again with traces of original gilt work. Carved walnut frame in excellent order for age. Buttoned hand stitched aged leather seat to compliment this extraordinary piece of furniture. 

A curule seat is a design of chair noted for its uses in Ancient Rome and Europe through to the 20th century. Its status in early Rome as a symbol of political or military power carried over to other civilizations, as it was also utilized in this regard by kings in Europe, Napoleon, and others. In the Roman Republic and Empire, the curule chair (sella curulis, supposedly from currus, "chariot") was the seat upon which magistrates holding imperium were entitled to sit.

71cm width, 40cm depth, 40cm width of seat, 60cm height 46cm height to seat.

As a genuine antique / vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items.  All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.