One of a pair of armchairs by Jacob-Desmalter

'Egyptian' style chair, related to a design published by Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825).


Mahogany, brass & gilt-bronze
94.4 x 68 x 64 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £125,153; Export stopped)
Acquired in:

It is known that Denon possessed a version of a small statuette of Napoleon by Antoine Mouton showing the Emperor sitting in a chair of very similar form. This chair is one of a pair, the other one was acquired by the Walker, Liverpool with the same grant.

Artists include


Thomas Hope (1769-1831); by descent until Hope heirlooms sale from Deepdene, Surrey by Christie's, 1917; Edward Knoblock; Sotheby's; Ian Phillips; Christie's.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000

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