London, South Kensington
25 November 2014
AN EMPIRE GILTWOOD FAUTEUIL
BY PIERRE-BENOIT MARCION, CIRCA 1810
Re-upholstered in close-nailed blue velvet, the frame carved with foliate scrolls, paterae and anthemia, the front rail stamped P. MARCION, the rear rail with torn early 19th century label 'Mr Le Marechal Mortie[r]....Salon de jeu Rez de Ch[aussée]...3f'
Adolphe Edouard Casimir Joseph Mortier (1768-1835), duc de Trévise, Marshal of France under Emperor Napoleon and Prime Minister from 1834 to 1835.
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Pierre-Benoît Marcion (d.1840) was cabinet-maker to Emperor Napoleon and was second only in importance to Jacob. A chair from the same suite (very probably the current lot) sold Christie's, London, 18 May 1995, lot 256.
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