High-Backed Armchair

Artist/maker unknown, French

Made in Auvergne, France, Europe

c. 1525-1550


6 feet 7 inches x 34 x 18 inches (200.7 x 86.4 x 45.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 255, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of anonymous donors, 1999

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Found at a château near La Chaise-Dieu, France, this chair preserves the basic form and proportions of a medieval piece, although its decorative details are derived from Italian Renaissance models. The design of the central panel, carved in exceptional relief, features three bearded heads—a motif found on other pieces attributed to the Auvergne region.

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