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    Sale 5201

    Style & Spirit

    27 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 438

    A NAPOLEON III GILTWOOD AND UHOLSTERED STOOL

    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE MODEL BY A.M.E. FOURNIER

    Price Realised  

    A NAPOLEON III GILTWOOD AND UHOLSTERED STOOL
    THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE MODEL BY A.M.E. FOURNIER
    The circular silk upholstered seat on rope twist carved supports with knotted stretchers and inset castors
    15in. (38cm.) high; 21in. (54cm.) diameter


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    The model for this stool was created by the upholsterer A.M.E. Fournier who worked in the boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris, from 1850 onwards. A pouf à cordes by Fournier is in the Château de Compiègne and is illustrated in H. Hayward, World Furniture, London, 1965, p. 241, pl. 928. A giltwood stool of the same design was sold Christie's, London, 20 March, 2003, lot 69.

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