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The Chevigny armchair - Coco Chanel's Appartment

Coco Chanel was photographed by Horst in 1937, in this antique armchair. Made by Chevigny, the great 18th century furniture maker, this particular armchair displays unusual proportions that are explained by its origin as a “half-bathtub”, whose wooden paneling (intended as a water basin) was cut and transformed into an armchair covered with white satin.

 

The small mirror on the upper left side, is the same shape as the Chanel No. 5 bottle and Place Vendôme.

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Taken on October 9, 2010