Pair of Consulate Fauteuiles
Trapeze-shaped back, circular arm rests, supported on two front square tapered legs and two back posterior sabre legs.
(23” X 18”d, 38”h)
From the consulate period, Napoleon is elected 1st consul in 1799, the furniture reflects the power and the passion of two of the greatest lovers of all time... Napoleon & Josephine. Power and passion, they're two sides of a rare and splendid coin. Consulate is inspired by the furniture designs following the French Revolution. This was an unusually robust period for art and furniture. The resurgence of classic Greek, Roman and Egyptian forms from Napoleon's conquests
Sabre legs –leg resembling a curved sword used in fencing called a sabre.