In anticipation of the 500th anniversary of Calvin's arrival in Geneva, you can now order an authentic replica of Calvin's original chair from 1536 on display at la Cathédrale Saint Pierre in Geneva, Switzerland. The perfect gift for Reformed pastors, professors, husbands & fathers.
The Front Side
A near-perfect replica in height, width, and carvings of Calvin's original chair from 1536.
The Back Side
A host of unique Reformation carvings:
The Coat of Arms of Geneva, Post Tenebras Lux, Three Fleur de Lys, Calvin's French Motto (Je t'offre mon cœur, Seigneur, prompt et sincère/I offer you my heart, Lord, promptly and sincerely), Soli Deo Gloria, Calvin's Signature, Calvin's Years: 1509-1564, and The French Calvinist Hugenot Cross.
If you select a Custom Engraved Message
In place of Calvin's French Motto, you may choose a personalized message with a limit of 19 characters per line, including spaces, and a maximum of four lines of carved text.
How long does it take?
70 days for crafting + shipping time with UPS Worldwide.
Solid, hand-selected European Walnut, sourced from the foot of the French or Italian Alps.
Like a fine French wine, we lovingly package your chair in its own custom wooden box made in our woodshop.
We ship exclusively with UPS Worldwide. Please be aware that the shipping time estimate given by UPS typically does not include the time it takes them to transit your package through the customs bureau in your country of destination.
Depending on your country of residence, your customs agents may assess an import tax to you, which UPS Worldwide will then give you the opportunity to pay online or to the UPS driver upon delivery to your door. Calvin's Chair Woodshop has no means of calculating a potential import duty or tax in advance. Recent shipments to America have been assessed a $40 import tax by U.S. Customs.
Every order is custom-made
Calvin's Chair Woodshop does not have any stock or inventory of our works. Each piece is commissioned by you and uniquely crafted for you, the client. Given the rare nature of custom artwork, your piece cannot be returned due to a change of heart.