Pair Of Carved Armchairs

Italian


Pair of Carved Armchairs, n.d.

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Walnut with blue velvet and gold-tasseled fringe

Dimensions: 49 × 23 × 17 in. (124.5 × 58.4 × 43.2 cm)

Gift of Viola E. Bray, 2005.137.1

Chairs were often arranged against the walls of reception rooms in the Renaissance interior, along with other large pieces of furniture. The arrangement of designs and ornaments usually reflected this placement: fronts of chairs often received the most decoration, while the sides and back were usually left plain.

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