"SF looks towards an imaginary future, while fantasy, by and large, looks towards an imaginary past."
Here's a more dynamic illustration:
(Armchair from 'Killing Gramps' by Ann K. Schwader)
I'm reminded of a much more elaborate variation on this idea from Foundation by Isaac Asimov:
He had been introduced to Lepold as one of a long line of introducees, and from a safe distance, for the king stood apart in lonely and impressive grandeur, surrounded by his deadly blaze of radioactive aura. And in less than an hour this same king would take his seat upon the massive throne of rhodium-iridium alloy with jewel-set gold chasings, and then, throne and all would rise maestically into the air, skim the ground slowly to hover before the great window from which the great crowds of common folk could see their king and shout themselves into near apoplexy. The throne would not have been so massive, of course, if it had not had a shielded nuclear motor built into it.
Here's an earlier example of the same idea, in a great illustration from Amazing Stories, 1929:
(Flying Chair from 'The Flying Fool' by David H. Keller (1929))
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