The sturdy structure of this Louis XIII armed chair is softened by bead turnings that adorn the armrests, armrest supports, and base. The backrest and seat are upholstered in embossed leather known as “Cordovan,” revealing lush patterns of birds, leaves, and fruits that emerge to both sight and touch. Hand-painted in hues reminiscent of stained glass art, including gold, crimson red, ultramarine blue, and emerald green, these leather tapestries are bordered by large brass nails. Thus illuminated, this Louis XIII armchair crafted in the 17th century manages to combine rigor and preciousness. It was intended to accompany a writing table in the office of a notary prosecutor of a lordship or that of his clerk.
Length: 152 cm, Height: 78 cm, Width: 112 cm.