A Chair for a Goddess

ann getty venus chair

Ann Getty knows a thing or two about beauty, so when she designs a home collection, you know you’re going to want just about everything in it.

Among our favorites, the Venus chair (shown above), designed by Mrs. Getty herself, based on a chair from 1800 in her private collection.

“An Austro-Hungarian ormolu-mounted mahogany and parcel-gilt armchair. All the elements of this chair are attributes of Venus, Goddess of Love. Born of the sea, Venus floated ashore in a scallop-shell. Drawn by hip-pocampi, fabled creatures with the fore-parts of a horse and the hind-parts of a fish, the scallop-shell becomes the vessel of the marine deities. The flaming torches which appear in the seat and form the front legs signify the fire of love. Finally the roses which decorate the back legs are sacred to Venus because of their beauty and fragrance .”

You know you’re a goddess, lady– this chair is for you!

  • Catalog: Venus Chair (Limited Edition) [Ann Getty House Collection]
  • Purchase: Shears & Window