Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord’s prayer chair

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord’s prayer chair

Jacob Frère -

This prayer chair, or prie-dieu, is a relic of Talleyrand’s years as Bishop of Autun, prior to the French Revolution, and of his years of international diplomacy and intrigue. By the end of his life, he turned towards religion again and displayed this prayer chair in his bedroom.

Historical Provenance - Rochecotte Castle

Sculpted and gilded wood with upholstery


Images © photo12.com-Pierre-Jean Chalençon
A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011