Empire period mahogany sofa-bed decorated with lyre and mercury bust in gilt bronze, 19th century
Sofa-bed of the Empire period in solid mahogany and mahogany veneer with rich decoration of finely chased and gilded bronzes. This sofa is decorated in front of a lyre in the center, and framed by two sheath feet with shafts decorated with caduceus and busts of Mercury surmounted by a ball. The front has a crosspiece with palmettes and laurel wreaths. The back with two amounts in terms flanked by fleurons is surmounted by a pediment by scroll presenting in full arch a cup applied between rinces foliage, a head of medusa and two crowns of laurel. This Empire sofa bed can be adjusted according to your desires, can be placed against a wall and offer you all the comfort of a sofa. It is furnished with a mattress (180x85 cm), six large cushions and four small cushions, upholstered in a golden jacquard fabric with stripes.
Mahogany in Empire furniture
Mahogany furniture is a must-have under the Empire. Whether solid or veneered, mahogany wood is overabundant because it can be worked in different forms (flamed, moiré, etc.), which allows very nice contrasts when associated with bronze ornaments.
Circa: 1810 Dim: W: 197cm, D: 86cm, H: 125cm.
Size: W: 77,6in, D: 33,9in, H: 49,2in.
Condition report : Very good condition. Restorations and varnish to the stamp. The whole tapestry is new.