circa 1680 (and later)
Walnut, beech, leather, metal, holly
109 x 61 x 51 cm
Place of origin
ItalyOrder this image
Bateman's, East Sussex (Accredited Museum)
A walnut and beech open armchair, Italian, late 17th century and later. Lacking finials, the back of embossed leather and the seat of slung embossed leather, all fixed with dome-headed metal studs. The straight flat arms on baluster-turned arm supports. The legs rectangular-section and joined by high front and rear stretchers, the former inlaid, and with shaped side stretchers.
Bequeathed by Caroline Starr Balestier, Mrs Rudyard Kipling (1862-1939) with Bateman’s and its contents.