RARE PAIR OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ARMCHAIRS

ORIGIN : ITALY
PERIOD : 16th CENTURY

DIMENSIONS :
Height : 120 cm
Length : 67.5 cm
Depth : 44 cm

Good condition
Walnut and studded leather

 

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Description

Rare pair of carved walnut and studded leather armchair.

These armchairs display a stark yet very elegant style with a structure still Medieval in spirit and with their high seat.

The facade is marked by an openworked crossbar bearing a decor of three roses. The straight back is topped by two palm leaves – shaped finials. The back and the seat are upholstered with antic leather secured by two rows of brass studs.

The jambs are square shaped. The arm rests adopt a flat and large baluster shape.

Those two exquisitely made armchairs present an ornamental vocabulary typical of the late Renaissance and belong to a certain category of formal and pomp related furniture.