In "Den Gamle By" I found this thing, something I previously only have seen in book illustrations, it's a carders bow. One holds the tense string to the wool and hits, or "plays" on it, so that it vibrates down in the wool, which makes the wool fluffy and easy to work with, for exampel for felting. They have been known in Europe since the 13th century, apparently. Depictions are often used in conjuction with hatmaking, a felters trade. Read more in "Hand-felting in Europe and Asia. From the middle ages to the 20th century".
"Den Gamle By" is an open-air museum filled with atmospheric urban scenery and a different exhibitions. Old original objects and original interiors (that one often isn't allowed to touch, obviously, depending on how well they can manage wear and tear) are mixed with well made copies of objects, and reconstructed interiors/exteriors which are brought to life with employees and volunteers in hitsorically accurate costumes. As a reenactor it feels strange to be the one who is looking at, rather than the one being looked at. If you ever get the chans to go ther, then do so, it's crazy inspiring.
This combined chair and table is a good example on how old and new is combined to convey history. The chair/table is an original object but the pillow is a replica.
På Kulturen i Lund finns det också en stol/bord i en av deras miljöer, Blekingegården. "Kulturen i Lund", Lund, Sweden, have another example of a combined chair and table in one of their interiors.
It's also a very nice object and one of my favourites in that museum. Ha ha, because I'm such a nerd that I have favourite objects on museums. :oD