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    Sale 7445

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 204

    A SUITE OF EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SEAT FURNITURE

    BY JACOB FRERES, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A SUITE OF EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SEAT FURNITURE
    BY JACOB FRERES, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising four bergères, four chaises and a canapé, each with curved back and downswept arms with terminals cast as swan heads, the shaped backs and drop-in seats covered in striped dark blue cut velvet, on square sectioned sabre legs, stamped 'JACOB FRERES RUE MESLEE', two bergères and two chaises covered differently in blue fabric
    32 in. (81 cm.) high; 51 in. (130 cm.) wide [the canapé] (9)


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    'Jacob Frères Rue Meslée' was the stamp used by Georges II (1768-1803) and François-Honoré Georges Jacob (1770-1841), sons of Georges Jacob (1739-1814, maître in 1765) between 1796 and 1803, after taking over their father's workshop.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 202-204)