These impressive armchairs typify the opulence of Venetian chair-making. Venetian armchairs of similar scale and shape are illustrated in S. Levy, Il Mobile Veneziano del Settecento, Milan, 1964, vol. I, figs. 5 and 12, while a closely related armchair in the Museo Civico, Milan, is illustrated in W. Odom, A History of Italian Furniture, New York, 1967, vol. II, p. 187, fig. 224.