Exhibition - Silk and Swan Feathers: A Luxurious 18th-Century Armchair

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Free

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This extraordinary eighteenth-century French armchair embodies the era’s refined sense of comfort and style. Made in Paris for an elite patron, its sumptuous appearance is striking, from its deep, brocaded-silk cushion stuffed with swan- and goose-down feathers to the squares of gold leaf on its brass nails. Multiple craftsmen, including a joiner (woodworker) and an upholsterer, contributed to each facet of this luxurious chair. Despite its fragility, the chair has survived nearly unaltered over the centuries.

Exhibition Dates: May 25, 2021–July 31, 2022.

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