Colonial chair identification

rickn1715

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Hello, I could use some help identifying the age or anything else about this antique chair I have. Any help would be appreciated. I am having a hard time finding anything on it.
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Yeah, this chair kind of grabs your attention, doesn't it.
The chair is too fragile for the modern, large Americans and their children.

But the depiction on the back ? What is that about ?

I started a search without any expectations.
Napoleon on foot ? ... no, he's always shown as large and in charge, high on a horse, the leader.
Suddenly this came up.
Seems to fit, might help ?

Napoleon giving up his horse to transport the wounded
Siege of Jaffa, 1799
Egyptian Campaign


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rickn1715

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Thankyou, I believe that is most likely the scene depicted.
 

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Yeah, this chair kind of grabs your attention, doesn't it.
The chair is too fragile for the modern, large Americans and their children.

But the depiction on the back ? What is that about ?

I started a search without any expectations.
Napoleon on foot ? ... no, he's always shown as large and in charge, high on a horse, the leader.
Suddenly this came up.
Seems to fit, might help ?

Napoleon giving up his horse to transport the wounded
Siege of Jaffa, 1799
Egyptian Campaign


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Damn, great ID on the depicted scene.
 

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Beautiful chair @ElkridgeRick and great ID on the painted scene @Plug N Play.

The chair is what we call "Empire Style" and those typically date from around 1800-1810, but the style continued into the late 1820s. A good fit to Napoleon's exploits in 1799 and I see nothing about the chair which suggests 'repro'. Cherish it.
 

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