The royal chairs at the manor

The royal chairs at the manor

Two beautiful chairs stand on the first floor of Melbo Manor. They have high backs, turned on a lathe, with wood carvings. At the top, and under the seat are crowns. The cover is in brocade. The chairs appear to be in neo-baroque style, a style that was popular around the turn of the century.

The royal chairs was given as a gift to the couple Maren and Christian Frederiksen. Colloquially, it is said that the chairs were a gift from King Haakon VII, as an expression of his gratitude for having been well received as a guest at the manor on several occasions. Therefore, they are uually referred to as the king’s chairs. Whether this is true is uncertain, King Haakon VII came to Melbu several times during his reign, and the manor was naturally visited. The chairs are beautiful examples of their style, and no matter who originally bought them, they look great in the hall of Melbo manor.

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