Florimène</I>Tutorial: Dais

Florimène at the Court of Charles I


The Dais


On the dais were located chairs for the King and Queen, and perhaps for several courtiers as well.

Measurements for the dais are based on the Inigo Jones' plan for the temporary theatre in the Hall, Whitehall.* Since the dais does not appear in elevations, there is no way to determine with accuracy its height. Practice of the 17th century would suggest a stair rise of about 7 to 9 inches, however.