Parturition chair, Germany, 1601-1700

Made:
1601-1700 in Germany
maker:
Unknown

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Folding parturition chair, German, 1701-1850. Full 3/4 view, graduated grey background.
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Folding parturition chair, German, 1701-1850. Full view, back of chair reclining. Graduated grey background.
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Folding parturition chair, German, 1701-1850. Full profile view, graduated grey background.
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Folding parturition chair, German, 1701-1850. Detail view of chair arm and handle.
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Folding parturition chair, German, 1701-1850

The rocking cradle (A119578) is Japanese and is made out of wood with tortoiseshell and mother of pearl inlay. The parturition chair (A602151) is also known as a birthing chair and is designed so that it can be folded up. It is German and is made out of wood, with an upholstered seat and back rest.

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