European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
High-Backed ArmchairMade in Auvergne, France, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, French
1999-156-1Gift of anonymous donors, 1999
LabelFound 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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