In this moment of relaxation for the master of the house and his wife, they are seated side by side on these two armed chairs, which are quite spartan in comfort despite their Louis XIII style. While the backrests are relatively upright, there are some delicate manufacturing elements to be noticed:
- The uprights connecting the armrests to the base literally pass through the seats.
- These transverse posts are turned according to the survivals of the Renaissance style.
- Each of the backrests, cut in a full arch, has an anthropomorphic silhouette in its center.
It should be noted that one of the chairs is smaller than the other. It can be assumed that each person in the couple had their own chair. What is amusing is that upon closer inspection, these two armchairs each have their own character. Although the silhouettes in the center of the backrests seem to play with a mirror effect, the crosses of the armrests are slightly different, as are the moldings of the posts that support them. This is where the personal touch of the furniture carpenter who was commissioned to make these two armchairs is seen, as they had the idea and the audacity to introduce this subtle whimsy.
Large armed chair
Width: 64 cm, height: 117 cm, depth: 46 cm.
Small armed chair
Width: 59 cm, height: 108 cm, depth: 42 cm.