14 May 2009
A PAIR OF LATE LOUIS XV GREY-PAINTED BEECH FAUTEUILS
BY GEORGES JACOB, CIRCA 1770
Each with polychrome floral cotton upholstery, on stop-fluted tapering legs, both stamped 'G.IACOB', inscribed 'GH' and '5' and '6-'
36 in. (91¼ cm.) high; 24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) wide; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) deep (2)
Acquired from Seligmann, Paris, in 1955.
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Georges Jacob (1739-1814), maître in 1765.
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