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“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.”
Please visit for the story via How Napoleon’s Chair Was Almost Late For His Coronation | French & Continental Furniture | Sotheby’s
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“Glengallan Homestead, built 1867-1868, is located on the southwestern slope of Mount Marshall at the mouth of a wide valley, running west from Cunningham’s Gap, near the junction of the Cunningham and New England Highways approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Warwick.
This valley was the original Darling Downs, discovered and named by explorer Allan Cunningham (1791-1839) in 1827 in honour of the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Ralph Darling (1775-1858), and the name Darling Downs was later used to identify the surrounding region of open rolling country with rich and deep soils. Cunningham found a gap in the dividing range, and the following year, while visiting Moreton Bay, he found a gap which he thought was the same one he had discovered previously, and which became known as Cunningham’s Gap.” Please go to Glengallan Homestead Wikipedia for the story.
Glengallon was in poor condition before the start of restoration …
As we live close in Stanthorpe we visited the homestead in April. It is still under restoration but here are a few of my photos with my phone …
If you are in the area it is worth the visit. Bear loves old houses and furniture. Hope you enjoy?
‘Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) is without question Britain’s greatest cabinet-maker. He excelled in every style he worked in, from the whimsical rococo and the fashion for all things Chinese in his early career, to the neoclassical with its straight lines derived from the ancient world. His reputation spread far beyond the shores of his homeland, and his genius is reflected in the number of beautifully designed and executed pieces of furniture that survive in excellent condition nearly 250 years after his death.’
Bear loves the Chippendale design but unfortunately not rich enough to own any of the furniture …
“Unseen in public for 200 years, a breath-taking group of jewels belonging to Marie Antoinette are among the many highlights of one of the most important royal jewellery collections ever to come to auction. ‘ Royal Jewels from the Bourbon-Parma Family’ (12 November, Geneva) will offer fascinating insights into the splendour of one of Europe’s most important royal dynasties. Watch more video here.”
Bear loves antiques real antiques just wish I had more money. Some good stuff here you girls will like.
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Bear loves antiques real antiques just wish I had more money. Some good stuff here.
Hope you enjoyed the slideshow.
Are you going to bid?