Episcopal throne and canopies
The episcopal throne is the seat of the Bishop. It is also called the “Chair”, from which the church you are visiting takes its name of "cathedral". According to François Baillairgé's original plans, this religious piece of furniture is made of wood and was sculpted in 1925 by Lauréat Vallières, a well-known artist of his time.
The original was also carved in wood and then covered with gold leaves. Its construction lasted over 8 years, from 1787 to 1795.
As for the creation of the canopy above the episcopal throne, Raoul Chênevert continued the work of Georges-Émile Tanguay, deceased in Québec on November 6, 1923. He hired Maxime Roisin, architect from Paris. They mainly used oak, as well as metal. This religious piece of furniture was sculpted and gold-plated. It represents a cherub, wheat, a fleur de lis, a crown, a sceptre as well as the Immaculate Virgin and Saint Louis, patron saints of the Archdiocese of Quebec.