Tuesday, 11 May 2010

When a chair is more than just a seat

An early 20th century heavily carved and black stained Japanese dragon armchair.

An 18th century Italian carved and gilt Rococo armchair.

An English George III carved giltwood armchair, circa 1790.

An American pair of birch root chairs, circa 1900.

Breathing Pneumatic Armchair by Salvador Dali
Signed etching and collage, circa 1975.

Now playing: Luther Vandross - Never Too Much


Seraph + Splendor said...

...a lovely post as always. That dragon armchair is a slight to behold!

david john said...

loving this collection of chairs!

home before dark said...

These are not chairs but thrones. And I agree that the dragon does drag on my heart.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Love the dragon one: so many images rush into one's mind—Beatrice Lillie in "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "The Last Emperor," an oil portrait of Madame Wellington Koo, and, of course, Tzu Hsi! One could never relax it in though. But it's a throne, more or less ... why would want to relax in it?

Thombeau said...

That dragon chair is INSANE!

HOBAC said...

AL - relaxing is overrated.

HOBAC said...

Thombeau - and perfect for the chateau.

Thombeau said...

LOL! But of course! I'll take two.