Empire style antique ormolu mounted armchair

£3,500

Two swans comprise the frontal legs of this splendid antique armchair, a detail that sets this work apart from other examples of Empire style seating.

 

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Description

The armrests of this armchair lead to ormolu motifs in the form of swans, the favourite animal of Josephine Bonaparte, and typical of the Empire style. Forming the front two paw foot legs, these cast gilt bronze swans are mounted onto the padded wooden armrests and frame the chair, which comes with a cushion and cream-coloured velvet upholstery and braiding. The top rail of the chair, as well as the front of the skirting below the seat are also mounted with ormolu decorative motifs.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Empire
Material
Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Upholstery, Wood
Colour
Brown, Cream, Gold

Dimensions

Height
106 cm / 41.7 inches
Width
63 cm / 24.8 inches
Depth
56 cm / 22 inches

Reference:
N-0015

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