l: folding stool from thebes, c. 1450-1400 B.C.
r: folding stool from thebes, c. 1450-1400 B.C.
for many centuries the folding chair was considered one of the most important pieces of furniture in the house and a prized status symbol. in ancient civilizations folding stools were used not merely for sitting but also for ceremonial use.
l: tutankhamun’s throne, the national museum, cairo
r: folding stool from the bronze age, jutland, danmark. the egyptian influence is evident