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18th Century French Bedroom Bench by George Jacob

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A fine French late 18th century Klismos bench, of great colour and desirable generous proportions. Stamped G.Jacob. France, circa 1795. Why we like it A handsome, timeless design. With its curved sabre legs at either end, this bench relates to the ancient Greek 'Klismos' seats, often seen depicted on Attic pottery. Its superb quality, splendid patination and a recorded maker ensure it is a perfect example of an understated piece actually being a statement. Covered in sumptuous green gauffrage mohair velvet. Georges Jacob (1739-1814), maître ébéniste in 1765. With their delicate scrolled backs, this bench demonstrate the supremely elegant and refined ‘Etruscan’ style employed by Georges Jacob from the 1780s. Among the most celebrated seat-furniture executed in these years are the chairs he supplied to Marie Antoinette's dairy at Rambouillet in 1787.
  • Creator:
    Georges Jacob (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 35.44 in (90 cm)Width: 63 in (160 cm)Depth: 23.63 in (60 cm)Seat Height: 19.49 in (49.5 cm)
  • Style:
    Directoire (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1795
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. Ready to be placed. Great colour and patination, minor old restorations. The seat newly upholstered in sumptuous bottle green Lelievre gauffrage velvet mohair.
  • Seller Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1781238422082
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