Side Chair (France)
This is a side chair. It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is carved and joined mahogany-veneered wood, tapestry (seat, back). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This chair represents the type of dining chair used at Malmaison and other residences where Napoleon ate. The needlework is original and the “N”, which resembles other known examples, could be associated with Napoleon.
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Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 89 x 46.5 x 48 cm (35 1/16 x 18 5/16 x 18 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Side Chair (France); carved and joined mahogany-veneered wood, tapestry (seat, back); L x W x D: 89 x 46.5 x 48 cm (35 1/16 x 18 5/16 x 18 7/8 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-95-15
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.