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.