04 juillet 2009

An Imperial carved giltwood ceremonial armchair designed by Percier and Fontaine, and made by Jacob-Desmalter in 1804

An Imperial carved giltwood ceremonial armchair designed by Percier and Fontaine, and made by Jacob-Desmalter in 1804, commissioned for Napoleon's Throne Room at the Tuileries total height: 105cm., floor to seat: 46cm., 67cm. wide, 54cm. deep; 3ft.5½in., 1ft.6in., 2ft.2¼in., 1ft.7¼in. Estimate 200,000—300,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Property of a Private Collector NOTE: We are grateful to Mr. Philippe Missillier for his extensive research and contribution in footnoting the present lot. This very rare ceremonial... [Lire la suite]