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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 458

    A CHARLES X MAHOGANY FAUTEUIL

    BY JEAN-JACQUES WERNER (1791-1849), CIRCA 1825

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES X MAHOGANY FAUTEUIL
    BY JEAN-JACQUES WERNER (1791-1849), CIRCA 1825
    With a bowed toprail and scrolled armrest, the padded back and seat covered in grey material, on cabriole legs, stamped twice J.J. WERNER


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    Jean-Jacques Werner (1791-1849), DÉCORATEUR ET FABRICANT DES MEUBLES, was recorded working at number 126, Rue de Grenelle, Paris. Jean-Jacques Werner was one of the most celebrated furniture makers of the Restauration period. Of Swiss origin, his work was exhibited in the Exposition des produits de l'industrie française of 1823, recorded in the Garde Meubles 1828 and his most famous work was a secretaire presented to Charles X for the Grand Trianon in 1827.

    Comparable chairs were sold at Christie's, New York, 21 October 2005, lot 414. Others are illustrated in D. Ledoux-Lebard, Les ébénistes du XIXème siècle, Paris, 1965, p. 629 and 632.

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