Empire Armchair

Empire Armchair

c. 1810
Country
England
Style/Tradition
Regency
armchair
Gilded wood and reproduction Lannes Empire silk damask upholstery
Funds from the Hines Interests, Ltd. and Collectors' Choice XVI, 1994
1994.507
. Empire Armchair. c. 1810. Gilded wood and reproduction Lannes Empire silk damask upholstery. Funds from the Hines Interests, Ltd. and Collectors' Choice XVI, 1994. 1994.507.
Dimensions
height: 38.75 in, 98.4250 cm; width: 25.5 in, 64.7700 cm; depth: 31 in, 78.7400 cm; seat height: 18.5 in, 46.9900 cm
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

Empire Armchair
English, about 1810
Gilded wood and reproduction Lannes Empire silk damask upholstery
Funds from Hines Interests, Ltd. and 1994 Collectors’ Choice, 1994.507

With the beginning of the Enlightenment, Western nations began the transition from monarchies to democracies. Greece and Rome served not only as potent political models but as powerful sources of aesthetic inspiration for designers. This imperial gilded chair is an extraordinary example of the pervasive influence of classical furniture on the modern era.

Known Provenance
Purchased 1994 from (Florian Papp, Inc.), New York by the Denver Art Museum.

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