A carved giltwood chair, Italian, probably Lucca, early 19th century
the top rail with the head of Mercury within a shell cartouche, the curved backrest ending in griffins, above fluted and tapered legs with paterae and leaves and splayed back legs, upholstered in yellow silk with a central vase, floral garlands and fruits
Haut. 90 cm., larg. 55 cm. ; Height 35½ in., width 21⅔ in.
E. Colle, Il mobile Impero in Italia. Arredi e decorazioni d'interni dal 1800 al 1843, Milan, 1998, pp. 204-205