Valet or butler's chairs have a slope to the top bar to accommodate hanging a suit coat or shirt and keeping the shoulders in shape. It may also have some compartments to hold such things such as a clothes brushe or shoe polish.
Mine is a prayer chair. They have been in use for many centuries. Some are fancy as the example of a beautiful 19th century walnut kneeler (Pinterest.com) Below, top.
I was thrilled to find this example, which looks just like mine, on eBay of a pair of French prayer chairs from the late 1800s. Below, lower.
My chair needed a little pick-me-up. How appropriate.
So does my prayer life. I have only felt the need once before to be on my knees, praying for my country daily.
That was after 9/11. Today I pray for peace and healing for our wonderful country. Will you join me?
|My chair after cleaning and painting with Miss|
Lillian's Chock Paint in Chanel. (available at Miller Station)