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The Montgolfier brothers chair - Louis XVI

The Montgolfier brothers chair - Louis XVI

N° 0205

Copy of the original signed Jean-Baptiste Demay - This chair was offered to the Montgolfier brothers by the Queen Marie-Antoinette, the initials MA are inscribed on the medallion - The representation of a Montgolfier brothers balloon in the back rest, gives this chair a striking appearance and makes it an interesting reference to the history of France. 

Dimensions : Height : 36 inchWidth : 18 inchDepth : 21 inch
Height : 93 cmWidth : 47 cmDepth : 53 cm

Focus on history - The Montgolfier brothers chair

16 January 2019

Focus on history - The Montgolfier brothers chair

On the 21st November 1783, Pilates de Roziers and the Marquis of Arlande voyaged from the "Chateau de la Muette" on the West side of Paris to the "Butte aux Cailles" on the South side. The 9km trip, performed in a Montgolfier brothers hot air balloon, marked the realisation of one of mankinds oldest dreams, to fly like a bird. The importance of the event for the population of France was tremendous...