- A rare set of eight, 17th century Italian walnut & gilt-tooled leather, dining chairs de-accessioned from the Speed Art Museum
A rare set of eight, 17th century Italian walnut & gilt-tooled leather, dining chairs de-accessioned from the Speed Art Museum
The arched crestings surmounting rectangular shaped backs. The backs are finely, gilt-tooled with a coat of arms in the centre and four stylised motifs in each corner and an elaborate border facing the edge. The bottom edge and the rectangular seats are close nailed with brass studs. Standing on ball turned legs with a central double stretcher and side stretchers on bun feet.
Back height 100 cm., 43 ½ in., Length 48 cm., 19 in., Depth 43 cm., 17 in.
Seat Height 48 cm., 19 in., Seat Length 49 cm., 19 in., Seat Depth 43 cm, 17 in.,
Walnut and leather
De-accessioned from Speed Art Museum, Louisville. Gift of Mrs. Hattie Bishop Speed, 1942.
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