Carved mahogany desk chair with straight curved back, upholstered armrests, gondola shaped front legs, saber shaped back legs. Our armchair is richly covered with a green and yellow silk tobacco decorated with large rosettes and stars (Tassinari and Chatel). It is enhanced with old braids (in gold thread?). End of the Empire period, early nineteenth century, 1810s.
Our seat bears under the belt the stamp FREMANCOUR and inventory numbers of the Château de Pau P2845 (residence which was refurnished under the July Monarchy and the Second Empire) and another mark crossed out TL or TA 5818, most probably for the Tuileries.
Denis-François FREMANCOURT is a Parisian upholsterer established in rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis whose activity seems to have stopped
after 1830. From 1811, he delivers for the imperial furniture-guard beechwood seats and mahogany armchairs, then under the Restoration he provides
the Royal Furniture Guard. Nowadays, some of his chairs are part of the collections of the Mobilier national and the national museums of the
of Fontainebleau and Versailles.
The Mobilier National has in its collection an identical armchair from the chateau of Saint Cloud with the following inscriptions StC 2731 StC 3331 STC 18290 (?) STC 32535(?) "Salon des 1er valets de chambre". StC 2731 StC 3331 STC 18290 (?) STC 32535(?) "Salon des 1er valets de chambre
Beautiful amateur model, of superior quality; our seat is a neat model and not the Empire armchair "that we see at others". The silk is superb and completely adapted to the style and the time of this seat: the end of the Empire in the 1810s.
Excellent original condition: no damage to the mahogany, nor any redone part. Our seat has been perfectly restored. The varnish has been traditionally redone by our cabinetmaker. Silk upholstery and braid fitted as new.
Back height : 95cm
Seat height : 42cm
Width : 59cm
Depth : 60cm
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