A distant cousin of Uther and Athelstane Stormdragon, Olaf was director of the Imperial Council’s archives and for many years a contributing editor to Das Katze, the official communication of the Imperial Council of Cats. Olaf was also a famous author who wrote the official history of the Stormdragon family, “Always Lions” and the widely read, “Cats and Their Influence on World History”.
Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Salon chair, 1828-30. Berlin. Mahogany. Presented at Gallery Ulrich Fiedler, Berlin 17.9 - 22.10.2013
If you compare you will see that design and product are perfectly one. This chair has previously been unknown and was part of a series, most likely for a Palais’ furnishing. One of Schinkel’s most mature and elaborate of his preserved chairs.
I just read a fascinating article by Oliver Thill in San Rocco about Heinrich Tessenow's redesign of Karl Friedrich Schinkel's Neue Wache building in Berlin. The photo in the middle shows Tessenow’s oculus addition and his original World War I memorial design – an enormous block of polished black granite with a gilded bronze garland of oak leaves on top and two bronze candleholders behind, on each side. Very Pantheon-like indeed.