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Hickory Chair Upholstery Collection
W 26.5in D 26in H 35.5in
W 67.31cm D 66.04cm H 90.17cm
Product Description
The Empire Occasional Chair chair is inspired by and named after the American Empire style of furniture (also called Federal). This specific style, and the original chair artifact, is French-inspired Neoclassical and takes its name and origin from the Empire style introduced during the First French Empire period under Napoleon's rule (1804-1814).

A simplified version of American Empire upholstered furniture, often referred to as Grecian, features plain surfaces on curvaceous forms and figured Mahogany veneers. These iconic design statements are reminiscent in the profile of this chair. With a modern day interpretation of volute arms and saber legs, a tight seat and shapely tight back, the Empire Occasional Pull-Up Chair offers an understated elegance in a contemporary silhouette.

The original Empire Chair came to the New Mexico History Museum from the estate of the late Santa Fe sculptor Eugenie Shonnard. Shonnard was a well travelled, adventurous woman born and raised in New York and trained in Europe by the famous Parisian sculptor, August Rodin.
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As Shown
Width Depth Height
Outside 26.5 in 26 in 35.5 in
67.31 cm 66.04 cm 90.17 cm
Inside 20 in 19 in 15 in
50.8 cm 48.26 cm 38.1 cm
Seat 20.5 in
52.07 cm
Arm 25 in
63.5 cm
Volume 35.56 cft
Weight 48 lbs
Leather 32 sq. ft.
C.O.M * 2 yrd
* COM Yardage requirements may vary depending on fabric pattern and repeat.
* COM Yardage requirements based on plain 54in material.