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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 11

    A LATE LOUIS XV XVI GILTWOOD AND AUBUSSON TAPESTRY FAUTEUIL

    BY GEORGES JACOB, CIRCA 1775

    Price Realised  

    A LATE LOUIS XV XVI GILTWOOD AND AUBUSSON TAPESTRY FAUTEUIL
    BY GEORGES JACOB, CIRCA 1775
    The oval channelled back with a ribbon-tied foliate and flowerhead cresting, padded scrolled arms and a serpentine flowerhead carved seat, upholstered in Aubusson tapestry, on tapering turned and fluted legs headed by rosette blocks, stamped G. JACOB
    39½ in. (100 cm.) high; 25½ in. (65 cm.) wide; 27 in. (69 cm.) deep


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    Georges Jacob, maître in 1765.

    Jacob established his workshop initially in the rue du Cléry, and from around 1755 in the rue Meslée, becoming the most widely-known and prolific menuisier of the period. From 1773 he supplied the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne, for both the King and Marie-Antoinette, and other principle members of the Royal family. In particular he supplied work for Fontainebleau, Versailles and Saint-Cloud. After the Revolution his style developed towards the neo-classical and Empire, joining his sons in business as Jacob Frères.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Evgret von Bary, Munich.