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Pair of 19th Century French Giltwood and Black Velvet Armchairs

$48,813.70Asking Priceper set

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A Pair of French Empire Period Gold Giltwood and Black Velvet Fauteuils. Firmly Attributed to François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter. Constructed in carved gilt wood, rising from stepped block front feet supporting vasiform legs and arm fascias, being carved with acanthus motifs, having carved serpentine seat rails; the padded arms having carved lotus leaf collars, with lotus carved brackets conjoining the channelled back uprights, which frame the upholstered backs; the toprails with scroll carved triangulated pediments. With later black and gold velvet upholstery with a geometric pattern. Provenance: Estate of the Gretton Family, late Moncorvo House, Knightsbridge, London, and Stapleford Park. The house, demolished in 1964, was constructed in 1878 for George Sandman, a future Governor of the Bank of England, and named after his wife’s father, the Viscount Da Torre de Moncorvo. The property was sold to Henri, fourth son of King Louis Philippe of France, the Duc d’Aumale in 1886, who brought over furnishing and paintings, including works by Raphael, Ingres and Mignard from the Chateau de Chantilly. The chateau was bequeathed by Henri to the French nation in 1897. In 1890, Moncorvo House and many contents were sold to John Gretton( d. 1899), and passed to his son the 1st Baron Gretton. The remaining house contents were moved prior to demolition to Stapleford Park, the family house in Leicestershire. François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (1770-1841): One of the most celebrated families of French ébénistes, the Jacob dynasty was begun by Georges Jacob (1739-1814) and reached its apogee under his second son, F-H-G Jacob–Desmalter, who took over the running of the company in 1796. The clientele included Napoleon Bonaparte, his sister, Pauline Borghese, the Empress Josephine, Marie-Louise, the Duchess of Parma, inter alia. Furnishing were ordered for the Chateaux de Malmaison, Fontainebleau, Compiegne, Le Grand and Petit Trianon, the Tuileries& etc. At the Chateau de Chantilly may be seen the extraordinary coronation bed made for the Empress Josephine and Napoleon. Numerous museums show their work including the above chateaux, and, amongst others, The New York Metropolitan, The Musée des Arts Décoratif, the Louvre, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Bibliography; Le MobilierFrançais du XIXeSiecle, Denise Ledoux-Lebard pp 267-352, which shows an almost identical fauteuil on pp330, from the Grand Trianon. Le Mobilier de Versailles Chefs d’Oeuvre du XIXeSiecle, Arrizoli-Clementel et Samoyaut, pp 32/202/206/135. Le Mobilier du Chateau de Chantilly, Edition Fanton pp19/110/117/122/123/125/132/151/152 et seq. Furniture Collections in the Louvre, Alcouffe,Dion-Tenenbaum and Lefebure, pp298/302/306.

Details

  • Attributed to
    François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 41 in. (104.14 cm)Width: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Depth: 23 in. (58.42 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Empire (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1810
  • Condition
    New upholstery.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 84901stDibs: LU95475779723

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