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Armchair

<p>An armchair from the first half of the 17<sup>th</sup> century, mahogany and embossed leather, 105 &times; 70 &times; 46 cm, Spain</p>

An armchair from the first half of the 17th century, mahogany and embossed leather, 105 × 70 × 46 cm, Spain

An armchair with a structure used from the mid-16th century as a ceremonial seat. On the back are the words “AUGUSTIN GIL DE LA PUERTA. CONDE DUQUE DE OLIBARES. GENERALISIMO DE LAS CABALLERIAS DEL REI. POR LOS ANS 1616”, referring to a fictitious character, as the Count of Olivares at this time was none other than Gaspar de Guzmán (1587-1645). The fact is that in the 17th and 18th centuries, the owners or donors generally placed their coat-of-arms or motto on the back, which was usually made of wood instead of leather.

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