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A Napoleon III Duchesse Brisée in Calico

A Napoleon III Duchesse Brisée in the most original state one would hope to find it in, void of the ravages of reupholstery over the years, until we got our hands on it. Having now been restored using as much of the original stuffing as possible and recovered very simply in an organic unbleached cotton calico, incorporating some of Mariano’s pretty yet functional stitched seams, retaining the old castors and a curious chain, presumably a self implemented method of keeping the stool from drifting off. The beech frame is traditionally sprung and stitched up in horse hair, raised on typically turned and ebonised beech legs in extremely well preserved condition. You can expect this chair to last another 100 years, however, although the current off-white calico looks great, we could make some lovely loose-covers made for it, and perhaps add a couple of our soft down Swedish striped cushions.


Height: 880mm / 34¾"
Depth: 650mm / 25½"
Width: 820mm / 32¼"

Height: 750mm / 29½"
Depth: 830mm / 32¾"
Width: 780mm / 30¾"

Item code: HL5000

Price: £4,500.00