Painting of an audience at a coronation with several large chandeliers.

Coronation Furniture


This May, His Majesty King Charles III will be crowned at Westminster Abbey; the 40th monarch (since the Norman Conquest) to receive anointment at that hallowed place. Yet, despite our considerable knowledge of coronations past, the story of ‘coronation furniture’- a term we now use to describe the chairs and stools used by (and sold to) guests at the four twentieth century coronations- has remained unknown- until now.

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