Ancient Chairs

Painted illustration of ancient chairs. Chairs were used in ancient Egypt as well as ancient Greece and Rome. In Biblical times in ancient Israel chairs were not used except in palaces. Joseph's brothers sat on seats at a banquet in Egypt (Genesis 43:33); and David had a seat at the table of King Saul (I Samuel 20:5, 18).

1 Kings 2:19 - Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.