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Desk chair (fauteuil de bureau)

Date:
ca. 1805–8
Culture:
French
Medium:
Mahogany, gilt bronze, satin-velvet upholstery
Dimensions:
Overall: 34 1/2 × 23 1/2 × 25 1/2 in. (87.6 × 59.7 × 64.8 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906
Accession Number:
07.225.53
Not on view
The seat rotates on the four-leg base of this "roundabout" chair. Napoleon used a similar chair at the Palais des Tuileries in Paris.
Marking: Three brand marks of the initials C M J surmounted by a princely or ducal crown on the under side of the seat rail between the legs of this chair, and can be interpreted as collectors' marks of Caroline and Joachim Murat.
possibly from the collection of Prince Joachim Murat, later King of Naples ; Georges Hoentschel (until 1906; sold to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (1906; to MMA)
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