Antique 2nd Empire Mahogany Desk Chair

2212-23291C (Click to Inquire About This Item)

29 x 24 x 20; seat height 19.5

Location: Baton Rouge


This desk chair hails from Paris, where exotic mahogany was imported from the New World at then un-heard of prices to produce exquisite furniture destined to last for centuries. During the latter years of the Second Empire it became a custom to produce furniture in the First Empire style, with tailored, almost stark architecture adorned by lavish bronze ormolu mounts reminiscent of the spectacular gold discoveries at the time in Ancient Egypt. Combining those styles with French classicism became an icon in the design world, and we all benefit from it! This chair features a typical wraparound seatback/armrest design, with straight tapered legs. Note the continuity of the ormolu mounts which makes this piece truly collectible, yet surprisingly functional ~ ready to serve you and your family for generations, and perhaps even impress a client or two!
Circa 1870.
Measures 29 x 24 x 20; seat height 19.5.