Silver Repoussé Chairs
ca. 1780
51.5" x 21.5" x 20.5"
Silver, silver, wood, velvet
Region: Bolivia
This pair of tall Chippendale-style armchairs feature high, crested backs, undulating arms with scrolled hand rests, and seats embroidered in red velvet. Elaborate silver repoussé covers the front of each chair and on the back of each chair is the double Habsburg Eagle, depicting the two kingdoms that symbolize a unified Spanish nation.