Period French Empire Tabouret or Ployant Ordered for the Tuileries Palace under the Reign of Napoleon Bonaparte. Folding design. Carved and gilded wood. Large scale as they would have served for high ranking members of the Court. Bears Tuileries Burned Mark. In as found condition. Original gilding under later green paint. A wonderful opportunity to handle its conservation Provenance: Palais Des Tuileries, Napoleon Bonaparte.
Jacob Desmalter (Cabinetmaker)
Height: 19.5 in. (49.53 cm)
Width: 27 in. (68.58 cm)
Depth: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
Seat Height: 19.5 in. (49.53 cm)
Style: Empire (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Gilt, Beech, Giltwood
Place of Origin: France
Period: Early 19th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1805
Refinished. Repaired: iron brace to folding leg, can be removed and conserved. original gilding under paint. Wear consistent with age and use.