Armoire - Empress Eugenie, Farnborough Hill - AA907

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PROVENANCE: Empress Eugenie, Farnborough Hill, Hoarcross Hall, Staffordshire.

This rosewood armoire was made for and owned by Empress Eugenie, wife of Emperor Napoleon III. The armoire bears the hallmarks of resplendent furnishings made specifically for the French Royal House, including the crossed "L" on the doors representing Louis XIV and his passion for lavish interiors. An exceptional example of craftsmanship and design, the depth of hand-carving imparted on this armoire is exquisite and its size is monumental. Fine rosewood furnishings are some of the most sought after on the market. Coupled with royal provenance, this armoire is superb.

Circa 1850

When the Second French Empire was overthrown after France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871), the Empress and her husband took refuge in England and settled at Camden Place in Chislehurst. Napoleon III died in 1873 but the Empress did not move until she purchased Farnborough Hill in 1879. It is believed that this armoire was originally part of the furnishings at Camden Place, which the royal couple had owned since 1862. The Empress died on July 11th 1920 but the contents were not dispersed until the death of her grandson, Prince Victor Napoleon, in 1926.

This Furnishing Recently Sold In A Antique Store for $160, 000.00 USD

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Scottsdale Art Factory carries on the American Arts And Crafts Movement of the 21st century, in the same way William Morris and John Ruskin (founders of the Arts and Crafts furniture movement in circa 1800 England) inspired Gustave Stickley (founder of the American Arts and Crafts movement) in America circa 1900. Frank Loyd Wright, Charles and Henry Greene (inspired architects of the ultimate cottages such as the Gamble House in Pasadena California) are credited with raising quality standard to its highest level in their day. All of these great master craftsman also inspired the Marbella Brothers in the early 20th Century (founders of SAF circa 1913).

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