Lot 533: TWO RARE FRENCH RENAISSANCE CARVED WALNUT ARMCHAIRS
30 October 2016
TWO RARE FRENCH RENAISSANCE CARVED WALNUT ARMCHAIRS
The largest with a breackarch top rail centered by a putti mask with wings above the feather carved back splat and stiles, the slightly down-swept armrests raised on feather carved scrolled supports with ram''s head masks, the molded seat raised on circular legs joined by a box-form stretcher on bun feet; the smaller chair with an overhanging top rail above the arched backrests fitted with painted and parcel-gilt leather panel carved with angels at the corners, the out-swept armrests raised on figural carved supports above the trapezoidal seat, raised on square tapering guilloche carved legs with an H-form stretcher. 46 1/4 x 22 1/8 x 18 in., smaller chair 44 1/2 x 21 x 17 3/4 in.