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Monday, 19 November 2007Dear Girls,
The Courting Chair?? Bonus
In the previous four newsletters Zach and Amy Lautenschlager told us the story of their courtship which they entitled,??The Courting Chair. ?? Many of you were very curious about what the courting chair looked like. I found a couple of examples of courting chairs online. Here they are:
This one on the right is described as,??made in the late 1800’s ?? and as being a good chair for conversation.
Historians commenting on the courting chair tend to make a comment along these lines,??The makers of early examples, in the late 17th and the 18th centuries, were motivated in their chair designs by a concern for allowing enough space for the ample dresses of the period. ?? So a courting chair allowed a man and woman to sit close together and talk while still giving enough room for the woman’s billowy, wide dress!
Others have commented that the Victorian courting chair allows two people to sit face-to-face comfortably which promotes conversation.
These two pictures above, while rather interesting and lovely leave much to be desired once you have seen the courting chair which was part of Amy’s story. Pictures of it are below! For the Greater Glory of God through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
Genevieve SmithIssacharian Daughter
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