Pair of polished steel armchairs
This type of seats were created to fill the military troops need for logistic effectiveness early in the 19th century, starting with Napoleon himself, extremely protective of his campaign furniture. To fulfil the expectations of the Emperor, the administration of the Garde Meuble impérial commissioned tents, beds, armchairs, chairs, tools and tables to be easily folded, put away and moved.
The polished metal tubular structure of this armchair is extremely light and fully foldable with the help of swivels located in strategic axis. The two lateral X-shaped legs are joined at the bottom with perpendicular metal rails supported by slightly curving legs ending in a small round disk-shaped foot. Two armrest supports enhanced with gilt copper medallions are connected to the upper X-shaped lateral legs.