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French Early 19th Century Mahogany Daybed


Elegant antique daybed (called Meridienne in French) from Empire period with a mahogany frame. Offers three backrests and two bedheads cambered toward the outside and four short feet in console shape with moldings and their original casters. Newly reupholstered in a light blue silk on all sides, permitting this beautiful piece to be positioned anywhere in a room. Used for resting or seating but always very decorative.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 34.5 in. x W 58 in. x D 27 in.

    H 87.63 cm x W 147.32 cm x D 68.58 cm

  • Seat height
    17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Seller location
    Charleston, SC
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