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Pair of French 18th Century Louis XVI Painted Wood Armchairs by George Jacob

US$11,000per set

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Pair of French 18th century Louis XVI painted wood armchairs by George Jacob (1739-1814) A pair of Louis XVI period armchairs or fauteuils "en cabriolet' made ca. 1775-1779 showing the stamp of Georges Jacob (1739-1814). Each carved paintwood fauteuil with round and slightly curved padded back and seat within a moulded French Grey paintwood frame showing a beautiful original patina, on fluted tapering legs. The armrests with scroll ends and partial upholstery. Both armchairs or fauteuils upholstered in the French tradition with an elegant linen fabric copying a Louis XVI silk jacquard with a traditional colorful ribbon&flower ornament on a vivid blue ground.      Georges Jacob was one of the most prominent Parisian chair-makers who became a maître-ebéniste in 1765. He worked for the French royalty and high nobility, e.g. for Mari-Antoinette at Versailles and especially for Monsieur, the brother of the king, who became his best client. In 1791, the guild system was abolished and Jacob diversified his workshop to include cabinet-making and mounted bronzes. Having survived the Revolution with the assistance of the painter Jacques Louis David, Jacob retired in 1796 and left his workshop to his two sons, Georges II and François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter, known as Jacob Frères. The workshop of Jacob became a supplier of furniture to the revolutionary Committee of Public Safety and subsequently to Emperor Napoleon. The works of Jacob are exhibited in the most important international museums and collections such as the Chateaus of Chantilly and Fontainebleau, The Louvre and Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, the Wallace Collection in London, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the New York Metropolitan Museum, to name a few. Literature about Georges Jacob: Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Francais du XVIIIe Siècle, p. 451-472.

Details

  • Creator
    Georges Jacob (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.83 in. (91 cm)Width: 24.41 in. (62 cm)Depth: 22.84 in. (58 cm)Seat Height: 16.15 in. (41 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Louis XVI (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1770-1779
  • Date of Manufacture
    Late 18th Century
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. original paint, partially losses of paint.
  • Seller Location
    Berlin, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1027423652832

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Berlin, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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