Extremely Rare Wooden and Cardboard Salon - France - Circa 1825
A rare cardboard and paper folding French bedroom, the three walls with original light blue wallpaper above the dado, pink, green and black marbleized paper below, wooden frames enhanced with Dresden paper and varnished engravings, streaked beige floor with folding extension.
The wooden and cardboard furniture are painted to simulate mahogany, decorated with embossed gilt paper, the tops painted to simulate marble, the lit en bateau with original white cotton bedding and white muslin hangings. They are characteristic of the furniture produced in France between 1815 and 1830, the period of the restoration of the monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon I and the end of the Empire.
Room 16 1/2"(42 cm) wide, 10 "(25.3 cm) high and 15 1/4"(38.7 cm) deep. Chairs are 3 3/8"(8.7 cm) high. Bed is 4 7/8"(12.3 cm) long.
The lamp is very interesting. This lamp model, known as Astral Lamp, was created by Bordier-Marcet in 1809-1810 (source : Les Merveilles de la science/L’art de l’Éclairage - by Louis Figuier - 1870). See pictures. The astral lamps were gradually supplemented by the Sinombre lamps from 1820.
Given some similarities with rooms attributed to Louis Badeuille (general room design, marbled base of the walls, flower pots, black paper simulating marble top of furnishings) this room may be attributed to Joseph Riolet, that founded in 1823 a firm transmitted later to his son-in-law Louis Badeuille.
France - Circa 1825-1830.
Very good to excellent condition. Wear on the floor. Furnishings very well protected in the box. The box itself is in very good condition.
Value point : extremely rare original room from this period - Museum piece.