French Empire Style Mahogany and Ormolu Mounted Bed

The  French Empire period had a renaissance in the late 19thC at which time an abundance of different models (from beds, chests, armoires, seating), were produced to satisfy the growing demand.  This bed is typical of the manufacturing done at that time.  Dark mahogany with an abundance of gilded bronze decoration.  Often additional gilded bronze mounts were added to even period pieces to make them look richer.  This bed has winged eagles on top of the headboard, lions masks on the columns, gilded flambeaux, a plaque of cupid riding his chariot in the clouds etc. etc.

Dimensions: 84″ ( 213 cm ) L x w44.5″ ( 113 cn ) W x 32″ ( 81 cm )   H Foot Board:  52″ ( 132 cm ) H Headboard

 

Ref. EB SK3540

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