This frankly forlorn looking Egyptian Revival bergere may seem an unlikely candidate for a Shabbos chair, but I am a sucker for faded beauty.
Pottier & Stymus
mounts, Guerin, New York
Rosewood,burl walnut, gilt, and patinated metal mounts, original upholstery
This chair, also manufactured by Pottier & Stymus(last weeks Neo-Grec by P&S) has mounts made by (P.E.)Guerin, and original uphostery. The Brooklyn Museum, seeing the value of the original covering is treating it as an upholstery document. It is worthy of such archival care. The unfigured green silk is to compensate for losses. The green silk damask is original (cleaned in place if you were concerned). The trim is modern but era appropriate.
I wish I had access to the mounts, P.E. Guerin and their wonderful workshop on Jane St. is a wonder. I am so happy there is still room for the quality and beauty they offer.
In keeping with the Egyptomania theme, I close with this sweet image of baby Moses and his adoptive parent.