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19th century
Bust of Platon

7 500 €

Galerie Puch

19th century
sandal wood Mysore casket

Price : on request

Arnaud Huppé-Chambon

19th century
Ivory and silver wax seal

1 200 €


19th century
Pair Of Candelabra

16 500 €

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Objets d'art and furniture from the Napoleon III era

The Napoleon III style is that of pastiches. Inspired by Empress Eugénie’s taste for eighteenth-century styles, artists during Napoleon III’s reign copied the key works of the preceding century: Renaissance era dining room furniture, the Boulle furniture from the era of Louis XIV, the rocaille gilt wood living room furniture from the era of Louis XV, and the bedchambers of the Louis XVI era.

The ancient techniques of fabrication and ornamentation (Boulle marquetry and vernis Martin) were set aside and the Napoleon III style gradually forged its own distinctive characteristics. The gilt bronze was complemented by mother-of-pearl and porcelain plaque inlay. As key pieces, new seats were created in carton bouilli (a sort of papier mâché) with black lacquer, upholstery with springs, and finished with padding, satin, velvet, or tapestry on the back and the seat.