Lot 265: A Victorian flame mahogany meuble d''appui commissioned by the Empress Eugenie for Farnborough Hill, Circa 1880
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
A Victorian flame mahogany meuble d''appui commissioned by the Empress Eugenie for Farnborough Hill
The moulded top over two cabinet doors flanked by fluted pilasters.
H: 48 1/2, W: 62 1/2, D: 23 in.
H.I.M. the late Empress Eugenie & H.I.H. the late Prince Victor Napoleon, Farnborough Hill: Hampton & Sons, London, July 18, 1927, Lot 385.
Anonymous Sale: Rosebery''s, London, March 22, 2007, Lot 2177.
With scratches and wear consistent with age and use throughout.
A split to the mahogany on the top panel at left. The whole with light sun bleaching to the wood in sections, though color consistent overall.
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Notes: Commissioned by H.M. The Empress Eugenie for her bedroom at Farnborough Hill, the estate she purchased after the death of her son, the Prince Imperial, and where she built St. Michael''s Abbey which houses the tomb of Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie and the Prince Imperial.