Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Pair of ormolu mounted and lacquered metal curule chairs in the Empire style

$ 15,000
  • Description
    Pair of ormolu mounted and lacquered metal curule chairs in the Empire style
    French, early 20th century
    Height 98cm, width 127cm, depth 54cm
    These beautiful, simple, and sophisticated, curule chairs were executed in the Empire style, combining the majesty of Roman rule with Napoleonic imperial France. Long a symbol of rule and power, curule chairs originally appeared in the Roman Republic, called sella curulis, seats reserved exclusively for those who held imperium, i.e. those who held positions of military or governmental command. A favourite of European kings wishing to frame their own authority within this Roman tradition, they feature heavily in Empire period France. These particular pieces are made of lacquered metal and are mounted with ormolu eagle heads as armrests, and ormolu feet modelled as eagle feet standing on globes.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: Ormolu, lacquered-metal.
    Creation Date: Early 20th Century
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Empire
    Dealer Reference #: N-0043
    Incollect Reference #: 567078
  • Dimensions
    W. 50 in; H. 38.58 in; D. 21.26 in;
    W. 127 cm; H. 98 cm; D. 54 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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