Outstanding French Room with very rare Decor - Attributed to Louis Badeuille
This five-sided room with folding sides has original wall-paper, three multi-paned windows, extravagant wall mirrors with gilt paper frame, original lace curtains with gilt paper valences, two paintings with gilt paper frame, and is richly furnished : a fireplace with elaborate gilt ormolu mantel clock, a rare sofa, and four armchairs; the upholstered seats have original faux-quilted fabric covers and gilt ormolu paper trim.
Circa 1860, French decors usually have no glass window. A very limited number of decors have two windows; this is the unique example identified with three windows, and all glasses are original !
The decor is 8 3/4"(22.3 cm) high. Its total length is 26 5/8"(67.5 cm). The room in presentation is 15 3/4"(40 cm) wide and 9 1/2"(24 cm) deep. The table is 5 5/8"(14.4 cm) long and 2 3/4"(7 cm) high. The sofa is 4 1/2"(11.3 cm) wide. All seats are 4 5/8"(11.8 cm) high.
Excellent condition for the decor and the furnishings. Repairs to arms of the seats. Piano feet are re-glued. Good condition for the upholstery, the silk is slightly worn by the passing of time.
Museum piece. France - Circa 1860 - Attributed to Louis Badeuille.