An intriguing and unique pair of seats, both in shape and motifs, this pair of studded leather armchairs was produced in Spain in the mid 1800s. The tall, slender backrest with a small arched top is flanked by a pair of grandiose out-swinging arms with square hand rests. Both arms, as well as the back and the seat, are upholstered with chocolate-colored leather further tanned with light brown motifs reminiscent of iron strapwork, complete with faux screws. This type of strapwork is often seen on the large entry doors of medieval Cathedrals in France, and Western Europe. The leather is affixed with numerous brass nailheads in three different sizes arranged in an orderly, yet decorative fashion. Both wood arm stumps are turned, as are the two front legs; the back two legs are cylindrical and column-like. A trapezoid-shaped stretcher separates each leg from a bun foot below. Our 19th-century studded leather armchairs from Spain would be perfect additions to an office, library, or game room.
CONDITION: Very good condition with minor rubs and slight chapping to leather. Very light nicks to wood. Some missing nailheads, with light buildup and cavitations to some remaining ones, the latter commensurate to being hammered into the leather.