Arm chair



mid-17th-late17th century
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General Description

Fashion designer, Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, originally installed this reclining arm chair at Villa La Pausa, and it remained part of the villa's decor through the residency of Wendy and Emery Reves. While sitting in this chair the occupant or his attendant could adjust his position by means of a bolt protruding from the arms which engages a ratchet on the back-posts. Leg rests pull out from the mouths of the lions' head arm terminals. The back of this chair as well as the arm supports, arms and seat have been recovered in early 18th century needlepoint.

Adapted from

Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 159.

DMA Label Copy (1985.R.583), 17th century