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High-Backed Armchair

c. 1525-1550
Artist/maker unknown, French
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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