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TITLE
Main Chair of Council Chambers
EXTERNAL ID
AB_WICK_ART_26
PLACENAME
Wick
DISTRICT
Eastern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
552
KEYWORDS
furniture
Main Chair of Council Chambers

This is the main chair in the Council Chambers in Wick.

This chair is one of a pair of chairs made from an oak rafter from St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney and designed after the same style. This chair is situated in the Council Chambers, Wick Town Hall. Its companion is in St Joachim's Chapel, Wick. They are wedding chairs.

Town Hall chair presented by John Bruce, Watten to Town Council 1846.

Symbolism on the chair:
The crown represents God.
The top face= the devil,
The central face = you,
The four angels= to look after you,
The gargoyles and arm carvings are Norse, the carved letters represent Isabella Bremner and Kenneth Oag, (presumably the chairs were originally used for their wedding).
The carving of the boy in between the front legs is inspiration for a son.

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Main Chair of Council Chambers

CAITHNESS: Wick

furniture

Am Baile

Wick Public Building Art

This is the main chair in the Council Chambers in Wick.<br /> <br /> This chair is one of a pair of chairs made from an oak rafter from St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney and designed after the same style. This chair is situated in the Council Chambers, Wick Town Hall. Its companion is in St Joachim's Chapel, Wick. They are wedding chairs. <br /> <br /> Town Hall chair presented by John Bruce, Watten to Town Council 1846. <br /> <br /> Symbolism on the chair: <br /> The crown represents God.<br /> The top face= the devil,<br /> The central face = you,<br /> The four angels= to look after you,<br /> The gargoyles and arm carvings are Norse, the carved letters represent Isabella Bremner and Kenneth Oag, (presumably the chairs were originally used for their wedding). <br /> The carving of the boy in between the front legs is inspiration for a son.