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    Gloria Swanson "Norma Desmond" Distinctive Screen Used Antique Chair from Sunset Blvd (Paramount, 1950). Vintage original Jacobean-style prop chair constructed of mahogany base, arms and legs with ornate carved double scrolls, scalloped flora and coat of arms. Featuring plush red velvet upholstery and unique winged panels on the high back support embellished with gilt braid secured with distinctive rectangular pins. Measuring 60" x 28" x 25".

    This chair is highly visible in no less than three key scenes: First, when we first encounter "Norma Desmond" (Gloria Swanson) smoking in her dimly lit parlor. Second, when Norma sits in the chair during the bridge playing scene with old Hollywood friends. Third, when Norma answers fan mail, autographing photographs. Retaining studio prop room markings including, "GR" for "Gold Room" designating a prop as one of high quality and value, a metal inventory tag "A-A 933" and other studio markings on the bottom of the chair. This chair also appears in Sabrina (Paramount, 1954) in the interior of the Larabee family mansion before the Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) and David (William Holden) dance scene.

    The chair has been professionally reupholstered since its original uses. This unique chair has clearly been an important part of some the greatest Hollywood movies ever made. Exhibiting expected age and wear. In vintage Very Good to Fine condition. This piece is located in the state of Pennsylvania and special arrangements via third party shipper will apply. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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