Monday, 18 March 2013

Fit for a King

This yellow chair belonged to Louis XVI and was placed at his Game Salon at Saint-Cloud. The chair is made of gilded walnut but the golden brocaded silk is not original. It is estimated that the chair was made in 1788 - just one year before Louis XVI was taken to Paris as a prisoner of the revolutionaries.

 inside of the chair has an old engraving that reads:
Garde Meuble de la Couronne Ordre no. 99 du 25 février 1788, Faiteuil Meublant pour Le Salon des Jeux du Roi à St. Cloud.
In English it says that the furniture was ordered on February 25th 1788 for the King's Salon of Games at St. Cloud.

No comments:

Post a comment