Louis Phillippe Queen Bed Frame with Support Boards, Mercier Freres, Paris
Walnut Parketry Inlaid and finely Bronze Mounted Bed by Mercier Freres, Paris. Full or Queen sized Bed frame having proper supports with later supportboards custom made to make this 19th Century work of art usable in the bedroom. Acquired directly from a Ceateau in France to the current owner.
total: 65″h x 65″ w x 86″d
inside: 82″ d x 61″ w
Baseboard: 34″ h x 65″ w
Removed directly from Dr Shawn Garber’s home on the Gold Coast of Long Island. Part of an extensive collection seen only in our showroom.
The Entire Collection of Mrs. and Dr Shawn M. Garber
NY Leading Bariatric Surgeon
Claude Mercier (born in 1803) installed in Paris, 15 rue Beautreillis in 1828, then moved to 100 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, where the firm has been maintained until present days. As soon as 1856, the company became Mercier Père et fils then, in 1863 Mercier fils aîné, and finally in 1867, Mercier Frères, still current name. Mercier was in 1855 supplier of the royal Court of Spain. His house quickly became welknown and participated from 1844 in all art exhibitions. At the French Industry Products Exhibition held in Paris in 1844, he was awarded an “mention honorable” for his carved rosewood furniture and received a bronze medal at the 1849 London fair. In 1852, he won a second-class medal. At the 1855 Paris Universal Exhibition, Mercier showed a wardrobe, a canopy bed as well as an ebony table. At the Exposition of the Union Centrale des Beaux-Arts, the Mercier brothers presented, as their masterpiece, a walnut buffet, which won a medal. At the 1867 Paris Universal Exhibition, they sent ebony furniture for bedrooms and Louis XVI style tables. Claude Mercier seems to have stamped his works very exceptionally.