The iron chair
was a torture
device, very similar to a gridiron
. The victim was placed on several strips of brass over an open flame, and slowly roasted alive. There were other variations, such as: "[culprits] were tied to an iron armchair, then slowly pushed nearer and nearer to a blazing fire."
- What a way to go, by Geoffrey Abbott, published: St. Martin's Griffin, New York, 2007.