Armchair, associated with the Douglas of Glenbervie Family

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This oak armchair, held in the National Museums Scotland collection, has a panel carved with the genealogy of the Douglas of Glenbervie family. It dates from 1665.

The panel with the genealogy of family is on the back of the armchair, between two uprights. The genealogy ends with Sir William Douglas of Glenbervie. The panel also bears the Douglas emblem - the heart - and motto 'James arriere' or 'Never behind'.

The chair reflects the pride and self-consciousness of the Douglas clan who, in the Middle Ages, had been kingmakers. Their emblem derives from the fact that the Sir James Douglas was entrusted with Robert the Bruce's heart after his death in 1329.





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Last modified: Saturday, 18 March 2017