On a quiet stroll around the web today I came across these horrors.. Are they the most gruesome antiques of all time? I can't imagine ever sitting in them that's for sure!
This is the description that Jackson's auction gave to these scary seats..
Continental 20th century. Depicting the skeleton figure of seated form on rockers terminating with carved busts. Probably modeled after the mid 19th century Russian example as illustrated in 19th century European furniture by Christopher Payne. Height 54 inches. Estimate $2,500-$3,500.
I believe the one at the top of this post actually sold for $3120. Somebody somewhere has spectacularly morbid taste. I can imagine them scaring the bejeebers out of their kids. Scarred, or is that scared, for life!