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Pair of French Empire Fauteuils in Mahogany with Bronze Doré Ormolu, circa 1810

$18,000per set


An exquisite pair of Empire armchairs/ fauteuils in fine mahogany with bronze dore´ ormolu mounts decorating the upper crest and lower back splat, with rosettes and palmettes on legs terminating with sabots of lions' paws and caryatids of winged female figures as arm supports, France, circa 1810. These chairs are extremely well-crafted and were purchased by us directly from the family whose forebears had commissioned them circa 1800. Restored in our workshop with French-polish finish. Measurements: 26 1/2" wide x 27" deep x 39 1/4" high (Seat height 18").


  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.25 in. (99.7 cm)Width: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Depth: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Empire (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1810
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Refinished. Repaired: Chairs are exquisite and in very good condition with several small pieces of the ormolu mounts missing: on the seat rail of one chair, & two additional small pieces are missing in the decorative palmettes. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. .Professionally French polished and restored in our workshop.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: SEA002331stDibs: LU98811320608

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    Ships From: Miami, FL
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Located in Miami, FL

Launched in Miami in 1986, Bonnin Ashley Antiques specializes in 18th- and 19th-century European and American furniture and accessories, with a focus on the Empire, Biedermeier, Regency, Hepplewhite, Gustavian and Karl Johan styles. Their inventory, which also includes older pieces from the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as Asian ant...

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