Napoleon III Fireside Chair and Matching Footstool


A pretty Napoleon III fireside slipper chair, with deep-buttoned back rest, luxurious yellow velvet upholstery and a plush sprung seat. Dating from around 1860-80, this gorgeous and very comfortable chair has its beautiful original ebonised turned legs on castors. The chair is supplied with a matching footstool in mahogany veneer, featuring a needlepoint tapestry panel in a peacock design on top. A fireside chair (or ‘chauffeuse’) such as this was traditionally made to be placed next to the fireplace, so that the user could be warm and comfortable on cold evenings.

Additional information

Dimensions 66 × 53 × 76 cm
Seat Height

34 cm

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