Empire Style French “Recamier “ Chaise

Empire Style French “Recamier “ Chaise

Empire style French “Recamier “ chaise, named after famous Parisian socialite Juliette Recamier. At the beginning of the 19th century she welcomed in her ” Salon”  poets, artists and even the Bonapartes, and the painter Jacques Louis David represented her resting on this style chaise in one of his works. Different from the Meridienne type chaise, this antique “Recamier” is opened on the sides and boasts very elegant lines, sabre legs in the front and back, each with hand carved and gold leafed paw feet, as well as Dolphin heads “a l’antique” .

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