Seat of Empire

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This catalogue was produced in conjunction with the exhibition Seat of Empire,held at the New-York Historical Society from October 8, 2002 to January 12, 2003. How a bespoke French armchair, a fauteuil, fit for the First Consul of France traveled across the Atlantic in 1829 to join the Society's collection is an amazing story. From Napoleon's palace to the Upper West Side, the backside of history does not fail to fascinate.

Item Number: 1279