Leg-locking oak capture chair to lead at Christie's Out of the Ordinary sale



2015-06-26 13:45:26

Leg-locking oak capture chair to lead at Christie's Out of the Ordinary sale

The leg-locking oak capture chair will auction with a $59,500 estimate in London

A leg-locking oak "capture chair" is among the headline lots at Christie's Out of the Ordinary sale in London on September 3.

The lot, estimated at 25,000-35,000 ($42,438-59,414), features metal bars hidden within the structure that shoot out and trap the sitter.

chair capture Christie's The chair is designed to capture the sitter

It carries the somewhat ironic inscription "Welcome to My Friends" below the seat and can be escaped by pressing a switch at the back.

Also featured is a set of German Maximilian armour with a detailed face design on the helmet.

It's named for Maximilian I (1459-1519), Holy Roman emperor during the 16th century, and features elaborate fluting and etching designed to mimic the fashions of the period.

The reproduction offered in the sale was built during the Victorian era and is expected to make around 25,000-35,000 ($42,438-59,414).

Three Danish Glass Models of Jellyfish in Tubes, an artwork by Steffen Dam, is valued at 8,000-10,000 ($13,573-16,966).

Dam produces detailed models of marine life in jars and is regarded as one of the world's best glassmakers.

Last year's sale featured a diverse range of items, including a Triceratops skull and a set of Francis Bacon's paintbrushes.

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