Antique 2nd Empire Period Day Bed

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An intriguing French innovation, the day bed could be placed at the center of any room and serve during the day as a comfortable sofa or canape, and provide sleeping accommodations at night if the need arose. This example, rendered from exotic and highly desirable imported mahogany, features Empire motifs resurrected by Napoleon III to honor his uncle, with decided ancient Egyptian style origins. In this case, the ornamentation is not cast bronze, but hand-carved and gilded, making this a truly exceptional find!
As of this writing, the matching armbench, pair of armchairs and pair of chairs from the original salon set are available!

Details

  • Of the Period
    Second Empire
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Date of Manufacture
    Circa 1860.
  • Period
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    38 in. H x 77.5 in. W x 32.5 in. D
    97 cm H x 197 cm W x 83 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU9263824839
About the Seller

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Located in Dallas, TX

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