This armchair, made from chestnut, shows Flemish or French influences but retains some Renaissance characteristics. The arms are of a peculiar and very unusual shape, turned underneath but flat on top and ending with animal heads, following peninsular tradition.
The uprights and stretchers are turned in a spiral shape. The seat and back are upholstered with red velvet and gold fringe, secured by large studs, evidence that the piece was for official usage.
The formal chairs were usually covered in brocade, damask or velvet, although this period is generically characterized by leather covering.
The entire configuration of this piece, particularly the ample seat and rectangular back lend great dignity of line to this piece.