BIEDERMEIER SOFAS & DAYBEDS SO179
BIEDERMEIER SOFAS & DAYBEDS SO179

Important Biedermeier sofa by Mainz master cabinetmaker Wilhelm Kimbel (1786-1869) for Hortense de Beauharnais, daughter of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's wife Josephine de Beauharnais from her 1st marriage with Alexander de Beauharnais. Hortense, by the way, was mother of Napoleon the III. The sofa is part of Hortense's property (Castle Arenenberg in Switzerland). This sofa is of superb quality in walnut with woodcarved winged Napoleonic eagles. South Germany (Mainz), circa 1835.
19 1/2"/33" h, 79" w, 27" d
Reference: page 297, Dr. H. Sinn Kahn, dissertation "Mainzer Moebelschreiner der ersten Haelfte des 19. Jahrhunderts" (Mainz Cabinetmakers from the 1st half of 19th Century) - focusing Wilhelm Kimbel, Anton Bembe and Wolfgang Knussman - Frankfurt, 1985.



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