12 December 2002
A CONSULAT ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BEDSIDE CUPBOARD
By Jacob Frères rue Meslée
With a rectangular rouge griotte marble top, the front freeze mounted with acorn and oak leaf husks, above a plain case centered by an oil lamp mount, the corners mounted with chutes and the back consisting of two cupboards, one enclosed by a tambour shutter, the other by a door each separated by a slide, on a plinth base, stamped JACOB FRERES RUE MESLEE
30½in. (77.5cm.) high, 19in. (48cm.) wide, 15½in. (39.5cm.) deep
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's New York, 17 November 1984, lot 219.
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Jacob Frères, Rue Meslée, was the stamp used by Georges II Jacob and François-Honoré-Georges Jacob during their collaboration from 1797-1803.
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