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AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR of Empire style, the rectangular padded back and seat covered in olive green cut velvet, the panelled arms supported on winged sphinxes, with foliate-mounted frieze and on winged chimera legs (repair to top of one back leg)

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AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY OPEN ARMCHAIR of Empire style, the rectangular padded back and seat covered in olive green cut velvet, the panelled arms supported on winged sphinxes, with foliate-mounted frieze and on winged chimera legs (repair to top of one back leg)

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This chair was inspired by the 'antique' furniture designed by Georges Jacob (d. 1814) in the 'Empire' style and popularised by C. Percier and F. Fontaine's Receuil de Décorations Intérieures, 1801.

An identical chair was sold in these rooms, 20 February 1992, lot 113, and a similar suite, including a chaise longue, was sold here 12 November 1987, lot 69
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