5 July 2007
AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODE
BY JACOB FRERES, CIRCA 1800
The white-veined grey marble top with pierced gallery, above two short and two long panelled drawers, on simulated bronze foliate-carved paw feet, stamped 'JACOB FRèRES RUE MESLéE'
36¼ in. (92 cm.) high; 51½ in. (131 cm.) wide; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep
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The firm of 'Jacob Frères, rue Meslée' was formed by Georges II (1768-1803) and François-Honoré-Georges Jacob (1770-1841) continued the atelier of their father, the renowned menuisier Georges Jacob, in 1796.
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