Queen Elizabeth II Royal Coronation Chairs

  • These historic chairs were used during Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953
  • Featuring their original upholstery, they sat James Keith, Earl of Kintore, and his wife
  • The Scottish Keith clan has long history of service to the crown
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Item No. 31-6364

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Regal and historic in provenance, this sophisticated pair of two chairs was used during the 1953 coronation of Britain’s longest reigning monarch — the late Queen Elizabeth II. The chairs sat James Ian Keith, the 12th Earl of Kintore and his spouse, Delia Virginia Loyd, during the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

The Scottish Keith clan's story is embedded in British history. During the five year civil war, the Keith clan were charged with safeguarding the Scottish Royal Regalia from the encroaching forces of Oliver Cromwell. John Keith, with the help of his female kin, were able to smuggle out the regalia from their ancestral stronghold Dunnottar and out of reach of Cromwell’s army. As a reward for their service, John Keith was awarded the title Earl of Kintore in 1667, the family’s coat of arms features a crown, scepter and sword as a testament to their service to the crown.

These chairs feature the original upholstery and are stamped on the underside with the initials E II R and a symbol of the crown, the year of coronation and the label features the row the Earl and his spouse were seated in. The front features gold embroidery of E II R and a symbol of a crown, meaning "Elizabeth the Second Regina."

Circa 1953

33 1/4" high x 19 1/4" wide x 15 1/4" deep each
Queen Elizabeth II Royal Coronation Chairs
Period: 20th Century
Origin: England
Type: Seating
Depth: 15.25 Inches
Width: 19.25 Inches
Height: 33.25 Inches
Queen Elizabeth II Royal Coronation Chairs
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