Oct 8, 2008

Venitian Armchair - Andrea Brustolon



Venitian Armchair

Dimensions:125 H x 92 W x 50 D cm

Seat Height: 46 cm

This opulent armchair, in the style fo the Venitian cabinet maker Andrea Brustolon, is a mystery at the Comédie Française. Has it been on stage, having been around since 1890? There are no clues. Did it perhaps furnish the box of the turn-of-the-century member of the Comédie Française? Whatever the case, this mannerist work of art is quite remarkable and perfectly theatrical. One could easily imagine it gracing a scene from the Merchant of Venice or Othello...

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