During this period seating furniture reflects a very rigid social hierarchy.
This chair, displaying a personal coat of arms, appears to emphasize the prestige and power of the owner. Although this piece came from the Convento do Louriçal, it may have belonged to the possessions or dowry of a novice nun of noble origin. Made of chestnut, it presents a tooled leather seat and back secured with large bronze studs. The legs are plain and the stretchers scalloped and pierced.
The back, in tooled leather, is completely covered with a botanical decoration, whose centre presents a shield and helmet with the field occupied by a flower surmounted by the inscription ‘REIS’.