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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 164

    A DIRECTOIRE MAHOGANY FAUTEUIL

    CIRCA 1790, IN THE MANNER OF HENRI JACOB, AFTER A DESIGN BY CHARLES PERCIER

    Price Realised  

    A DIRECTOIRE MAHOGANY FAUTEUIL
    CIRCA 1790, IN THE MANNER OF HENRI JACOB, AFTER A DESIGN BY CHARLES PERCIER
    Upholstered in striped green and brown silk, the swept padded back above padded arms and seat on ring-turned legs, the top rail and back with old repairs, both arm terminals with old repairs, top of one leg with old repair, later blocks


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    The chair is designed in the French 'Antique' manner, and with its Grecian scrolled backs and elegantly pillared legs in the Pompeian bronze fashion, relate to an armchair pattern invented for the celebrated ébéniste François-Honoré-Georges Jacob Desmalter (d.1814) by the architect Charles Percier (d.1838), co-author with Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (d.1853) of Recueil de décorations intérieures, 1801 (see D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIX Siècle, 1795-1889: dictionnaire des ébénistes et des menuisiers, Paris, 1989, p.283). With its compass-front, sunflowered rails and Grecian tablet cresting, it also relates to an armchair attributed to Georges Jacob's cousin Henri Jacob (d.1824), who ceased working in 1806 (see D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Français du XIX Siècle, 1795-1889: dictionnaire des ébénistes et des menuisiers, Paris, 1989, p.478).

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