Antique Italian Prayer Kneeler Cabinet

ORIGIN: Italy
AGE: 19th century
DIMENSIONS: 24" w x 23" d x 34¼" h
MATERIALS: Poplar wood
CONDITION: Very good; rustic well-worn condition consistent with age and use

Description

An austere 19th century prayer kneeler from a nun’s bedroom in a convent in Florence. Simply constructed of poplar wood, this prayer kneeler has an upper drawer with ring pull, a storage area divided by one shelf behind two doors, and a storage space under the kneeling area. Plenty of storage for a nun’s worldly possessions! In Italy, these antique prayer kneeler cabinets are often used as bedside tables, and would also make an interesting console for a small entry or hallway. We have available a similar one which would work as a mate to this one.