Empire-period gilt throne or ceremonial chair – €60,000-80,000 at Osenat.

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This will be held in the French town by resident auction firm Osenat on April 7.

Napoleon had a number of different thrones/chairs of this type made for his many imperial residences, the best known of which are those for the Louvre, the Palace of Fontainebleau, the Senate and the Corps Legislatif.

This example is similar, albeit of different dimensions, to the example supplied to the Tuileries Palace. It was formerly in the MH de Young Collection in San Francisco and has an estimate of €60,000-80,000.