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French Napoleonic Period Armchair Attributed to Louis Bellange

France  –  Circa 1810

DIMENSIONS:
36 in.Hx24 in.Wx21 in.D
91 cmHx61 cmWx53 cmD
SEAT HEIGHT
16 in. (41 cm)

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Sumptuous armchair in carved and molded mahogany with straight crestrail and square upholstered back rest. The armrests ending “en enroulement”, saber shaped feet in back and front one in “flambeau” (torch) with carved lotus flowers and leaves. Empire style green fabric adorned by bees (Napoleonic symbol) surrounded with laurel branch motive. Attributed to Louis-Francois Bellange (1759-1827) who was, with his brother Pierre-Antoine (1757-1827) supplier -after Empire period-of King’s Residences and Chateaux or Parisian Private “Hotels”. They both were official “Maitre” cabinet Makers. By 1817 they received an order for providing seats for the “Main Salon” (Blue room now?) at the White House, residence of President James Monroe (1758-1831).

Details

OF THE PERIOD: Empire
ATTRIBUTED TO: Louis-Francois Bellangé (Maker)
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1810
PERIOD: 1820-1829
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Hand-Carved Mahogany, Silk
CONDITION: Excellent
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
DIMENSIONS:
36 in.Hx24 in.Wx21 in.D
91 cmHx61 cmWx53 cmD
SEAT HEIGHT
16 in. (41 cm)