Of typical Venetian shape, these armchairs are delicately decorated with polychrome floral sprays, a style en vogue throughout the second half of the 18th century in north Italy, but especially in Venice. Probably the most celebrated suite of such Venetian rococo style, reputedly supplied to the Villa Pisani at Stra, was sold from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection at Christie's, London, 14 December 2000, lots 32 and 33.
Other examples of seat-furniture similar in decoration to the present suite are illustrated in S. Levy, Lacche Veneziane Settecentesche, Novara, 1999, vol. 1, pl. 44. While a related model with similar blue-painted cameo profile medallion to both cresting and seatrail is illustrated Ibid, pl. 56-57, an almost identical armchair was sold from the estate of Paulette Goddard, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 29 September 1990, lot 309.