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

Description

The seat rotates on the four-leg base of this "roundabout" chair. Napoleon used a similar chair at the Palais des Tuileries in Paris.

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