CHAIRS: THE RESTING PLACE OF THE ELITE

An exposure to the early symbol of wealth and power. Before the mid-seventeenth century, chairs, particularly in the form of thrones, were only used by the higher strata of society.  As chairs became more common throughout time, they started to be developed in a lighter and smaller style.

The ivory white combined with gold trim signifies the wealth of this chair, showing that it would be used to furnish houses of royalty.
The rich red velvet with gold is a sign of royalty.
The gold and royal blue are direct signs of royalty. The bees embroidered on the cushions are a sign of immortality, resurection, and is the oldest sign of royalty in France.
Painting of Mary and Jesus seated in a gold throne. Large amounts of symbols are used
An empty chair is floating on clouds with a monarch Butterfly above it. The monarch is a sign of royalty and leadership.
This chair was most likely an honorary chair. It sports a family's coat of arms.
The sedan chair was carried by servants. This was reserved for the top of the hierarchy.
This chair is made of various objects, and adds a darker perspective on chairs.
This piece of art links chairs to non related art forms. It shows how chairs can have an influence on the little things.
This chair also forms a darker perspective on chairs, yet shows that even beauty can be found in chairs.
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