Maxton Gunn, Province of Malagentia.
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Anna Mickel’s garden needed chairs! I therefore chose to research and recreate the back-paneled arm chair which has remained on display for four hundred years in the former residence of the poet Francesco Petrarca, in the Italian province of Padua. I selected this “Petrarca chair” because of the elegant simplicity of its design, the completeness of its current condition, the availability of documentation on its past conditions, and the surety that it is an authentic example of a pre-17c chair and not just another well-disguised Victorian era reproduction. Although I studied several similar examples while drafting my plans, the new chairs are faithful to the illustrative Petrarca chair in form and proportion.
These are not Glastonbury chairs. Surprised? In 1504, an English monk of the Glastonbury Abbey built a chair guided only by a description brought from Rome by his Abbot. And although his chair did look like the Italian chairs which his boss had admired, his now-famous English Glastonbury chair entirely lacks the functional simplicity of its forebears. These present chairs were adapted directly from the well-refined Italian chairs, and not from the overly complicated English Glastonbury chair which they resemble.
Additional documentation for this project may be found at http://homes.ottcommunications.com/~freegate/petrarca_chairs.html