Requested in 1805 by Napoleon I for what was formerly the King’s Bedchamber, the Throne Room in the Château de Fontainebleau is the only one in France that is still in its original state. Together with its crown, its two ensigns and its dais, the throne chair was installed in the alcove in which the King’s bed formerly stood. Originally made for the Château de Saint Cloud in 1804 by Jacob-Desmalter, based on designs by the architects Percier and Fontaine, it was installed at Fontainebleau in 1808.


  • Title: Napoleon's Throne Chair
  • Creator Lifespan: 1770/1841
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Paris
  • Date Created: 1804/1808
  • Physical Dimensions: w860 x h1180 x d625 cm
  • Original Title: Fauteuil du trône de Napoléon
  • Menuisier: François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: (c) Château de Fontainebleau - RMN/Gérard Blot, http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ.aspx?o=&Total=1&FP=13412669&E=2K1KTSGJLZI5S&SID=2K1KTSGJLZI5S&New=T&Pic=1&SubE=2C6NU04M5Z70
  • External Link: http://www.musee-chateau-fontainebleau.fr/Trone-de-Napoleon
  • Medium: Gilt wood, gilt bronze, satin, silk velvet, goldwork

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