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Modern Classic Elizabeth I Armchair in Carved Wood and Patinated Fine Gold Leaf

$13,180per item


Inspiration: This is one of the most premium armchairs of Bessa´s collection. Worthy of the grandeur of an empire, it is made with the most premium fabrics on the market, admirably hand-carved and finished in patinated 22k gold leaf. Its unique and imperial look suggests a close relationship with one of the most famous queens of England and Ireland, Elizabeth I. In fact, this art & design armchair is inspired by the Elizabethan period, marked by a strong movement of renewal in the arts. We recreated an armchair in a classic style but we introduced a radical change by renewing the styles between the back and the seat, making the armchair a unique piece of art. But the link is not only made to the reign of Elizabeth I and is also inspired by the queen herself, known for a strong, independent and assertive personality. These qualities are transferred to the armchair, an independent piece that does not need any complement to assert its importance in any environment. The Elizabeth I armchair will always be a unique and central piece, at times contested for its boldness, but always highly esteemed and respected just like the Queen. The grandeur of the Elizabethan reign is transferred to this piece, which when placed in an environment enhances and ennobles any decoration. Materials: Hand-carved solid beech wood, Patinated 22k fine gold leaf, Backrest fabric (61% cotton + 39% silk), Seat (bouclé fabric). Dimensions: W 97cm (38.19"), H 113cm (44.49"), D 86cm (33.86") NOTE: All Bessa pieces can be customized, upon request.

Customization Options

All Bessa´s products can be customized upon request (may be subject to additional costs): Wood finishes: 22k gold leaf, Patinated 22k gold leaf; Upholstery: (Back) - 5 colors available. (Seat) - Larsen Bouclé, Lilievre Paris Bouclé.


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About the Maker


Bessa is an Art and Design brand led by the Portuguese designer João Bessa. Bessa prides itself on creating handcrafted high-end furniture and lighting based on true stories. Designed and produced in Oporto – Portugal, Bessa recovers techniques of craft production to unique pieces and brings back the charm of ancient times, through a new interpretation. “Our exclusive work recreates feelings and stories of other times that seek to build a perfect past. A past full of passionate memories, inspiring feelings of nostalgia.” – João Bessa. Discover our collection of contemporary designs here on 1stdibs.
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