Dressing table, Carel Breytspraak, c. 1808 - c. 1810

Dressing table, Carel Breytspraak, c. 1808 - c. 1810

wood (plant material), h 76.5cm × w 103.6cm × d 54.5cm More details

The king gave young Dutch cabinetmakers an opportunity to produce furniture for his palace. The required style was ‘Empire’, whose very name and references to Classical antiquity meant that even the furniture represented Napoleon’s imperial ambitions. The Amsterdam furniture-maker Carel Breytspraak made this dressing table for the bedchamber of Crown Prince Napoleon Louis.

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