Two chairs, Pierre Félix van Doren, 1828

Two chairs, Pierre Félix van Doren, 1828

mahogany, inlaid with sycamore and black wood, h 89cm More details

These chairs form part of a set numbering over a hundred, each one inlaid with a different musical instrument. They were made for the great gallery in the Palace in Brussels of the Prince of Orange, later King William II of the Netherlands. The chair to the left shows ancient bagpipes from the time of Roman Emperor Nero, that to the right a Chinese bell (fe-zhong).

On display in room 1.13

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