'Egyptian' style chair, related to a design published by Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825).
One of a pair of armchairs by Jacob-Desmalter, 18031813
© V&A Picture Library
- 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.
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.