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Originally Posted by upawell View Post
Can anything be made of the chair itself? It has no backing, so you see through it -- to the staves/javelins. I'm not familiar with furniture and antiques so I'm not sure if this is even unusual. But I would imagine it would be most uncomfortable to be seated in it (once the books have been removed).
It does look unfinished, doesn't it? As if they were re-upholstering it and forgot to put the back on. Could be what they are arguing about. But it does remind me of meditating; teachers often suggest students sit (even in a chair) without the aid of a back rest. It is supposed to keep them more alert so they don't fall asleep. I can certainly see how being awake and alert would be useful here!
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