observed that one picture of the Monk's chair did not have the gold
trim around the backrest.
The chair is
made of walnut and is heavily carved with ornate feet and arms.
To make it more comfortable red velvet padding has been placed in
the seat and on the back of the chair.
was it used?
In the early Colonial times in Mexico only important people would
have been able to sit in chairs. This chair would have been used
by a dignitary, a priest, a bishop or another important leader
of in the Church.
is difficult to imagine our own homes without comfortable chairs
but in the 1700's in Mexico, many homes were furnished with only
cushions and rude simple wooden benches.