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Parisian Louis XVI style canopy bergere confessional chair c.1880

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Parisian Louis XVI style canopy bergere confessional/porters chair c.1880
Bringing new life to a classic beauty, reupholstered in a marble effect backing and a grey velvet interior. This piece would equally enhance a classic or contemporary setting. This is an original porters chair (original paintwork), something hard to come by in today's market which has been flooded by reproductions.

A porter's chair was used in medieval England and later France. Usually formed of a high-grade leather or velvet, it was placed by the front door of an estate or home for use by a gatekeeper servant who was in charge of screening guests and visitors. This was necessary since the door knocker might not be heard throughout the house. Since there were often cold breezes near a front door, the chair was designed to envelop and keep the servant relatively warm in his task of remaining at the door for long periods. (wikipedia)

Dimensions: H1450 x W670 x D555mm

Technical Notes: The top hood is separate and can be removed.

Available to view at:
European Antiques & Furnishings
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Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday and Monday : CLOSED

Price:  Sold
Code:  11EA07
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