A Remarkable and Highly Important Napoléon III ‘Chambre À Coucher’, comprising of a Gilt-Bronze and Paris Porcelain Mounted Armoire, a Bed and Two Bedside Cabinets with Marble Tops.
The Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parcel Gilt and Paris Porcelain Armoire is surmounted by four finial urns. The breakfront pediment has panels depicting playing putti and the front is centred by a bevelled mirrored cupboard door. The interior is fitted for adjustable shelves and is flanked to each side by a smaller similar door and interior. These are flanked on either side by a fluted column with a Corinthian capital, above a breakfront plinth with panels depicting ribbon-tied flower garlands and musical instruments. The armoire stands on gadrooned feet.
The Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parcel Gilt and Paris Porcelain Bed is surmounted at both ends by urn finials. The headboard, base and sides are mounted with extremely fine bronze borders containing painted porcelain panels depicting playing putti.
The Pair of Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parcel Gilt and Paris Porcelain Bedside Cabinets have rose de Campan marble tops. The drawers and cupboards also have extremely fine bronze borders containing porcelain panels depicting playing putti.