A Remarkable and Highly Important Napoléon III ‘Chambre À Coucher’, By Maison Grimard. Comprising of a Gilt-Bronze and Paris Porcelain Mounted Armoire, a Bed and Two Bedside Cabinets with Marble Tops.
This very rare Napoléon III bedroom suite, by the important ébéniste de luxe G. Grimard, dates from 1887 and is of exceptional exhibition quality. It is mounted with large and very fine Paris porcelain panels depicting putti at play within pastoral surroundings and set within finely cast gilt-bronze bronze mounts.
This fine bedroom suite bears a remarkable original paper label for G. Grimard, behind the central porcelain plaque to the footboard of the bed. The label is further inscribed in pencil with the date ‘1887’.
French, Dated 1887.
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 putti at play.
The gilt-bronze mounted parcel gilt and Paris porcelain mounted armoire is surmounted by four neo-classical 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 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.