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Gaultier stamped Ben Hur Chariot Chair adds a fun vibe to your office

 S Saxena: Streamlined, mechanic and romantic at the same time - this jazzy piece will catch attention as soon as you walk inside any room. The chair reminds you of the plush thrones from Roman Palaces or the vivid chariot seats from Ben Hur. Look at the chunky "Gaultier" brand on the seat. Yeah, you got it right, this lush chair bears the trademark of the ace designer, Jean Paul Gaultier. Who wants to bet that savvy fashionistas are now interested in buying this chair? Moreover, the seat is a clever blend of masculine and feminine design elements, so men as well as women will be equally interested in it. Ben Hur Chair Picture Gallery Ben Hur Chair Ben Hur Chair by Jean-Paul Gaultier Sturdy as ever, these seats have a tough laminated aluminum structure. The fabric upholstery also looks very royal as it is done up in a rich velvety textile. The upholstery is available in four jeweled tones of red, blue, yellow and green. This chair was actually

Stiff Pose Victorian Postmortem photography (140 Pics)

Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The photographs were considered a keepsake to remember the dead. Child mortality was high during the Victorian era. For many children even a common sickness could be fatal. When a child or other family member died, families would often have a photograph taken before burial. Many times it was the first and last photograph they would ever possess of their loved one. Many postmortem photographs were close-ups of the face or shots of the full body. The deceased were usually depicted to appear as if they were in a deep sleep, or else arranged to appear more life-like. Children were often shown on a couch or in a crib, often posed with a favorite toy. It was not uncommon to photograph very young children with a family member, most frequently the mother. Adults were more commonly posed in chairs or even propped up on something.