Desk chair (fauteuil de bureau)

Date: ca. 1805–8

Culture: French

Medium: Mahogany, gilt bronze, satin-velvet upholstery

Dimensions: 34-1/2 x 23-1/2 x 25-1/2 in. (87.6 x 59.7 x 64.8 cm)

Classification: Woodwork-Furniture

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906

Accession Number: 07.225.53


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