"Important Canopy Bed In Chair To Preach Directoire-empire Period"Important and beautiful four-poster bed in pulpit to preach in bronze lacquered wood with heightened gilding and ivory rechampi. It is based on finely carved claw feet with palmette fasteners, the uprights in twisted columns terminate in a winding. The sky is decorated with palmettes, chimeras and warlike attributes. The bedside tables are decorated with sphinxes and vases (good condition, some repainting and usual restorations, mounting by lag screws, original castors) Directoire-Empire period. Provenance, succession of the General of the Empire Maximilien Sébastien FOIX (1875-1925). History: Maximilien Sébastien was chosen by Marshal MASSENA to defend with NAPOLEON 1st the cause of the Army of Portugal stopped on the banks of the Tagus. In 1810, the Emperor appointed him General of Division and he distinguished himself during the retreat from Portugal and in numerous campaigns in Spain, notably during the battles of the Arapiles. During the 100 days, he will rally to the Empire and will be wounded at Waterloo.