Artifact 4: Chairs
These chairs occupy the furthest rows of the highest balcony in the Tabernacle, any view of the stage adulterated by the incline of the balcony and the low ceiling at its front. They are not original to the church, but have been recently incorporated for their dilapidated appearance to characterize the extensive history of the building. The chairs are made of a thin, hard wood, without cushions to euphemize their stiffness. The frame and posture of the chair are not designed for comfort, and their uniformity all suggest an emphasis on practicality rather than continued utility and comfort.