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    Sale 2818

    EUROPEAN NOBLE AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 594

    A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODES

    BY JACOB DESMALTER, CIRCA 1803-1813

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODES
    BY JACOB DESMALTER, CIRCA 1803-1813
    Each with rectangular black marble top above a frieze drawer and three further drawers flanked by detached columns headed by lotus leaf capitals, on bell-shaped feet, stamped JACOB.D./R.MESLEE
    88 cm. high x 99 cm. wide x 60 cm. deep (2)


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    The firm of Jacob-Desmalter (1803-1813), renowned for its exceptional carved furniture, finest mahogany veneers and goüt précurseur was formed by the celebrated menuisier Georges Jacob (1739-1814), maître in 1765, and his son François-Honoré-Georges Jacob, dit 'Jacob-Desmalter' (1770-1841).
    With their finely-carved lotus leaf capitals, these commodes are characteristic of the oeuvre of the Jacob dynasty and almost certainly based on designs by Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762-1853) in their Recueil de Décorations Intérieure, Paris, 1801.

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