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Room Therapy: Have You Seen This Chair?

Okay Casa readers, this question comes from yours truly. I found this chair in my grandmother's attic when I visited this fall, and she said that it was all mine. I've loved this funky little three-legged chair ever since I was a little kid. While I originally thought it was some weird Scandinavian primitive design, given our heritage and my grandmother's collection of Scandinavian items, it is in fact from Spain.

If anyone has any clues as to the design origins of this chair, please let me know by commenting below! Alternately, I welcome any ideas you might have for integrating this funky little find into a home.

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genie25 genie25 5 years
I have a birthing chair much more primitive looking than the one you show, it is from Germany pre 1900. I don't know how to upload a photo here.
lindaloo lindaloo 9 years
I've seen them but didn't know much about it.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I love it! It looks really neat.
Esix Esix 9 years
Hm I'd give it a good scrub then :S
megafie megafie 9 years
It is a birthing chair! My grandma has one too.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
yep a birthing chair allright. So cool that you have this! My grandmother has a chair that will be "mine" one day, it came from a catholic church in norway, it has these Huge lions on the arms....
Home Home 9 years
Wow everybody, I had no idea! A birthing chair, huh? Thanks for all of the help figuring this out. You rock!
TheMissus TheMissus 9 years
LoL! There's a store downstairs from my apartment that sells these. They have them in the window display. If you have a big enough bathroom, I would put it in there to hold rooled up towels.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
" The way things were for thousands of years American birth stool, 19th Century, Oak Woodcut from a German Medieval Midwifery Text (Note the three-legged Birth Chair) "
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Looks like you have something once used to help women give birth!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Casa-I hope this helps:
heatherness11 heatherness11 9 years
looks very similar to a "Panchetto", which is Italian Renaissance.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Wow, a very neat find!
sgdish sgdish 9 years
Casa, I believe this is called a birthing chair. I'll try to send more information to you. Yours is a really pretty design!
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