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AN IMPERIAL CARVED GILTWOOD CEREMONIAL ARMCHAIR, 1804, COMMISSIONED FOR NAPOLEON’S THRONE ROOM AT THE TUILERIES. ESTIMATE £200,000-300,000.

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DETAIL OF THE SPHINX ARM SUPPORT OF THE CHAIR, 1804, COMMISSIONED FOR NAPOLEON’S THRONE ROOM AT THE TUILERIES

“This exceptional example of the furnishings of the Throne Room in the Imperial Tuileries Palace features in The Midas Touch sale in London on 17 October and, unusually for the era, its fascinating history is very well documented.

Commissioned by Napoleon himself, the chair is one of the originals from the Throne Room and was part of a large order, which included the Throne itself, six side chairs and 36 folding stools. Sotheby’s specialist Henry House says: “By 1806, only two of the armchairs were in use in the Throne room and they would have been reserved for the Emperor himself, Josephine or the Emperor’s mother”. The chairs can be seen, along with Napoleon, in a painting by Nicholas Grosse and this is the only remaining armchair from the original commission known to still be in existence.”

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NICOLAS GROSSE, NAPOLÉON REÇOIT À ERFURT L’AMBASSADEUR D’AUTRICHE. OCTOBRE 1808, 1838. MUSÉE DE L’HISTOIRE DE FRANCE

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