The pictured chairs are in the Louvre in Paris in the Napoleon Apartments. These chairs feature a custom back treatment. This upholstery design could be adapted to contemporary design and provide what looks to be a comfortable chair for multi-purposes. With a little imagination, there are lots of possibilities for styles to be adapted such as traditional, transitional, or more modern approaches. Purposes are that of any side chair such as dining chairs, guest chairs, conference chairs, and so on.