Chair belonging to Bonnie Prince Charlie 

Glencoe Folk Museum

This tall-backed wooden chair has always been associated with Prince Charles Edward Stuart – also known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. 

It is believed to have been given to MacDonald of Glencoe by the Prince’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Albany. The museum has had strong links with the MacDonalds of Glencoe; Mrs Jean MacDonald-Clarke, a direct descendant of the MacDonald chiefs, was involved in the early days of the museum. It was through her that the museum was able to acquire a number of significant Jacobite items in the collection. 

The chair has an ornate carved back in the Baroque style as well as its original red velvet seat and back covering, dating the object to the mid-fifteenth century and the Stuart period.

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Date: 1660
Materials : Wood, Velvet
Size : 120cm x 45cm

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