To reupholster or not to reupholster? That is the question. This chair has so much style and elegance, with its muted colours, and French ‘je ne sais quoi’. Use it as a prop, sitting beautifully in the corner as it is, or as a full restoration project, bringing it back to the its former glory.
Possibly 19th Century, ‘Chapeau de Gendarme’ style chair, which gets its name from the shape, and style of hat napoleon wore. It has Original turned ebonised legs, generously proportioned seat and is structurally sound.