The Victoria & Albert Museum
The style of the chair was quite fashionable in France in the first half of the Eighteenth Century.
While the needlework on the seat and back is not original, it was applied correctly as it follows the convention that human figures should be represented only on the chair-back, while animals or birds could be shown on the seat. The back is adorned with a New Testament scene of Christ meeting the woman of Samaria. The covers were clearly made for a larger chair, but were cut in such a way that the integrity of the scene was not compromised.