A SUITE OF LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD SEAT-FURNITURE
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A SUITE OF LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD SEAT-FURNITURE

STAMPED G. JACOB, THE CRIMSON SILK-VELVET UPHOLSTERY BY PIERRE DELBÉE OF MAISON JANSEN, PARIS, CIRCA 1965

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A SUITE OF LOUIS XVI GILTWOOD SEAT-FURNITURE
Stamped G. JACOB, the crimson silk-velvet upholstery by Pierre Delbée of Maison Jansen, Paris, circa 1965
Comprising:- four fauteuils, a pair of bergères and a canape, each with rectangular padded back carved with a pearled and stiff-leaf border, the padded back, seat and arms covered by Pierre Delbée of Maison Jansen in crimson silk-velvet with chevron-pattern border, the arms wrapped with acanthus and with pearled channels, the similarly-carved compass-fronted seat-rails on rosette-headed turned tapering fluted legs with tapering feet, the backs covered in red and white check and with head covers of the same material, one inscribed in pencil (Felix...1879), presumably an upholsterer, lacking two rosettes, each stamped G. JACOB once, the sofa with further stamp G..ANGA within an oval
The canapé - 38½in. (97.5cm.) high; 74½in. (189.5cm.) wide; 27in. (68.5cm.)
The bergères - 25in. (64cm.) wide; The fauteuils 24½in. (62.5cm.) wide (7)
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Lot Essay

Georges Jacob, maître in 1765.

This exceptional suite of seat-furniture is of almost identical model to that supplied by the menuisiser de la Cour Georges Jacob for Armand-Louis-François de Bethune, comte de Chârost, for the hôtel du duc de Bethune-Chârost in Paris. The son of the last duc de Charost, de Bethune and his father moved into the hôtel de Seignelay in 1780 and, perhaps with the help of the architect Pierre Patte, turned to Jacob for seat-furniture and the marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre, the latter supplying 33,000 livres worth of furniture. A pair of chairs from this latter suite, their only difference being the broken curve to the front seat-rail and stop-fluted legs, was sold anonymously at Christie's Monaco, 20 June 1994, lot 208.

A further closely related suite was supplied by Jacob to Monsieur le marquis de Mestal, of which a pair of fauteuils was sold anonymously at Sotheby's Monaco, 30 November 1986, lot 994.
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