the barrel-back bergere with well-carved ropetwist frame all in the French Napoleon III style; nice warm patina to gilding
the square leather seat above an openwork apron all raised on splayed legs joined by an x-form stretcher with central finial; new leather upholstery; rubbing to gilding.
surmounted by a bold shell crest flanked by floral festoons; all above an oval-form coved frame with beaded slip and laurel leaf outer border; surrounding the original hand-beveled plate; rubbing to gilding; minor age to plate.
each half-round moulding with floral and foliate carved reserves surrounding a beaded inner slip; with later antiqued plates; rubbing to gilding.
each with direct gaze below a slightly tilted cap; wearing a double-breasted coat adorned with the french legion d'honneur medal; patination to surface; later wooden plinth.
the oval beveled mirror within a conforming frame of egg and dart molding with beaded slip; all surmounted by a dramatic carved giltwood ribbon; patination to surface and age to original mercury plate
surmounted by a plumed crest; refreshed gilding and later aged mirror plate