EMMANUELLE OR PEACOCK WOVEN RATTAN ARMCHAIR
Peacock or "Emmanuelle" armchair in natural woven rattan with a large flared back and a "tam-tam" seat. The back has an openwork peacock feather motif. The seat is covered with a circular cushion in grey fabric.
Originally, this type of chair was called Pomare after the last dynasty of Tahitian kings. It was a throne for performances, used on the island from 1743. Legend has it that the nephew of Pomare V, Prince Hinoï, died in this type of chair. In 1974, in the erotic film Emmanuelle directed by Just Jaeckin, Sylvia Kristel poses lasciviously in one of these armchairs, giving it its new name. The object then became a symbol of desire and sensuality. This armchair with its very recognisable profile is the result of long and tedious work by craftsmen.
Dim: W:87cm, D:60cm, H:143cm
Condition report: in good general condition.