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Bishop's seat with decoupage

Anonymous Lombardsecond half of the 15th century - second half of the 15th century

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

The bishop's seat is purposefully archaic, Late Gothic, in form, which is blended with decoration clearly Renaissance in taste. The base has still unidentified family crests. The sides are decorated with decoupage, probably of the same period as the chair, and quite typical of Italian decoration and that on the other side of the Alps in this period; less costly, it was meant to simulate intarsia. The seat can be lifted so that the bishop could stand while remaining on the seat's dias and under its baldacchino. Probably purchased by the brothers Fausto and Giuseppe at the end of the 19th century, the seat is still displayed--as are all other objects in the museum--in its original place, thus contributing to the authentic "time capsule" ambiance.

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  • Title: Bishop's seat with decoupage
  • Date: second half of the 15th century - second half of the 15th century
  • Location: Lombardy, Italy
  • furniture maker: Anonymous Lombard
  • Physical Dimensions: w76 x h273 x d72 cm
  • Bibliography: Simone Chiarugi, "n. 230. Seggio"
  • Provenance: The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum owns all rights to text and images. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. For all other uses of the images, please contact the museum, thank you.
  • Type: furniture
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