Origin : Nothern Italy
Period : Late 16th century
Height : 136 cm
Length : 69 cm
Depth: 55 cm
Carved walnut wood, leather and gilded brass
The back and seat of this chair are leather sheets, fixed by gilded embossed brass nails, following the discreet lines of the frame in a manner characteristic of Lombard production, a model everywhere in Europe.
It is topped with finials depicting standing lions. The arm-rests are achieved by carved crooks.
In facade and on the lateral sides a wide cross-bar is enriched by heart-leaves, cabochons and cut-out leathers.
N.B : A similar piece is kept by the Sforzesco museum in Milan as shown in the Augusto Pedrini’s book IL MOBILIO.