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Pair of Empire Mahogany Armchairs in the Manner of Jacob Desmalter

$9,800per set

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A pair of Empire mahogany fauteuils or armchair 'a la Reine' in the manner of Jacob-Desmalter/ François-Honoré-Georges Jacob Desmalter (1770-1841, son of Jacob Desmalter), newly upholstered in fine green sateen from Manuel Canovas. A mahogany frame with sabre front legs continuing as arm supports, the back legs raked. The arms carved in shallow relief with acanthus and lotus leaves. The square back slightly curved, the uprights a continuation of the back legs. The top rail features mahogany flamed veneer with the top moulding ending in volutes. Jakob Desmalter was one of the largest and best-known furniture-making firm in Paris in the 1800s. The firm had been founded in 1765 by Georges Jacob, who supplied carved furniture and chairs for Queen Marie Antoinette (1755-93) before the French Revolution. During the revolutionary years, Jacob took care to maintain favour with whichever government currently ruled France. In 1796 his sons took over the business and in 1803 the firm of Jacob Frères changed its name to Jacob-Desmalter. Comparative literature: Samoyault, Jean-Pierre: Mobilier Francais Consulat et Empire, Paris 2009, p. 167, fig. 266.

Details

  • Similar to
    Jacob Desmalter (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 33.08 in. (84 cm)Width: 20.48 in. (52 cm)Depth: 20.87 in. (53 cm)Seat Height: 16.93 in. (43 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Empire (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1810
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    Berlin, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU102748542933

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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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