The dark-green and gilded wooden sofa and the chairs with Sphinx figures on the armrests and curved backrests can be traced back to a design by Percier & Fontaine. Charles Percier was a French architect and decorator who was also commissioned to complete more grand projects such as furnishing the the Château de Malmaison and constructing the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel in Paris during the First French Empire.


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