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A PAIR OF SWEDISH GREY-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT FAUTEUILS
A PAIR OF SWEDISH GREY-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT FAUTEUILS
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A PAIR OF SWEDISH GREY-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT FAUTEUILS

CIRCA 1800

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A PAIR OF SWEDISH GREY-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT FAUTEUILS
CIRCA 1800
Each with a square padded back, armrests and bowed seat upholstered in blue silk, the channelled frame with laurel wreath-carved arched toprail, the downswept arms issuing from sunflower paterae and with slender fluted supports, the angles to the seat rails with fan spandrels, on fluted tapering legs with toupie feet, branded 'JP' beneath a coronet to one, and similarly stamped to the other, inscribed '9'
37 in. (94 cm.) high; 26 in. (66 cm.) wide; 25 ¼ in. (64 cm.) deep
Provenance
Probably the collection of Prince Jozef Poniatowski (1763 - 1813), Poniatowski Palace, Warsaw.
Dorothy and Wendell Cherry, sold Sotheby's, New York, 10 December 1994, lot 344.
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Field Marshal Prince Jozef Antoni Poniatowski (1763-1813) was the nephew of Stanislaw II August Poniatowski (1732 –1798), the last King and Grand Duke of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1764–95). Prince Jozef was one of Napoleon's principal commanders on the Eastern front. He started as an officer in the Austrian army and was later transferred to the Polish army in 1789 at the request of his uncle. He distinguished himself against the Russians in 1792 and retired in 1795, after the Third Partition of Poland. Later named commander in chief of the Duchy of Warsaw in 1807 by Napoleon, Prince Jozef led a Polish corps in Napoleon’s Russian campaign of 1812 and during the Battle of Leipzig, where he was made a Marshal of France.

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