Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • Napoleon's Fontainebleau chairs sell for $18,000 at Christie's
  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • chairsFontainebleauNapoleon'ssell

Napoleon's Fontainebleau chairs sell for $18,000 at Christie's

A set of six chairs that were once housed in Napoleon's Fontainebleau palace have sold at Christie's auction of The Brian Juhos Collection in London today (May 1).

Napoleon's chairs auction
The parcel-gilt chairs were upholstered in blue silk at the request of Emperor Napoleon



The chairs, now painted white with parcel-gilt, sold for £7,500 ($17,829), comfortably meeting the £6,000-9,000 estimate.

They were sold with fantastic provenance, with Napoleon clearly shown seated on one of them in Paul Delaroche's painting Napoleon Abdicated at Fontainebleau.

Each bears the inventory marks for the Chateau de Fontainebleau and were almost certainly commissioned as part of Napoleon's restoration of the palace. They are attributed to Pierre-Antoine Bellange (1758-1827), who was one of the most important craftsmen in Napoleon's court.

On April 25, a ring with a stone cameo that Napoleon found on his voyage to Egypt sold for $127,521.

View our Napoleon stock for sale.

  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • chairsFontainebleauNapoleon'ssell