A pair of late 18th or early 19th C, Rosewood, probably English, Fauteuils or Armchairs. The arms, frames, skirts and cabriole legs finely and competently carved with shell, Acanthus and scrolls supporting wide, generous seats. In the previous decade reupholstered with “linen like” woven tapestry showing hunting imagery based on The Book of Kings “The Shahnameh”. This is an epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between 977 and 1010 CE. Consisting of some 50,000 “distichs” or couplets, it is the longest epic poem written by a single poet. It tells of the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century.