Jean-Marie van Isacker

Art & Antiques Appraiser & Consultant


Currently, research is focused on a rare armchair that was recently discovered in the Netherlands. The three legged walnut chair was made to be used on a ship, either by the captain or navigator. During rough weather it could be fastened to the floorboards with pegs or rope. Its elaborate renaissance carving bares the coat of arms of Middelburg, an important VOC port at the time, along with the date 1621. It is, to our knowledge, the oldest maritime armchair in existence.

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