Fine Biedermeier Recamier chaise lounge or daybed of German origin and in the Empire style. This is a stunningly beautiful and very rare piece handcrafted in the 19th century from Birchwood. Rounded “S” scrolled head neck and foot rest, scrolled feet, the seat cushion is loose. Seat and inside side panels are upholstered with contrasting welts. This Recamier represents the highest taste of style and is a wonderfully versatile piece. Patina and wear excellent for age. The primary wood is Birchwood with fine decorative ebonized accent applique rosettes. The underside is exposed, with very thick secondary wood, sturdy and strong.
The chaise made to be used in the center of a room with a finished front and back making this chaise more desirable. This added feature of the finished back providing multiple choices for placement: such as, a room divider whether you are a modernist or traditionalist. This sculptural very comfortable piece will make any living room, bedroom or library come alive.
Provenance: Estate of Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951. The Newtown Beall home is one of the early prominent Washington DC estates, and has never before been open to the public, a Rare Private Collection House. One of the most historic properties located on prestigious N street in Georgetown, this East Village home c.1794 boasts several noteworthy owners one being Jacqueline Kennedy
Of the Period: Biedermeier
Place of Origin: German
Period: 19th Century
Condition: Excellent for age
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Measurements: 70in long x 24in deep x 28.25in high (seat height 17in)