28 March 2007
A DIRECTOIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT FAUTEUIL
LATE 18TH CENTURY, LATER MOUNTED
THE BACK-SCROLLED TABLET BACK WITH CENTRAL GADROONED ROSETTE FLANKED BY FOUR FLORAL WREATHS AND WITHIN A FOLIATE COLUMN FRAME ABOVE A LAMBREQUIN, THE SEAT COVERED IN CLOSE-NAILED FAUX LEOPARD SKIN, ABOVE THE BOWED SEAT-RAIL WITH CENTRAL FOLIATE MOUNT FLANKED BY FLOWER-HEADS, ON TURNED TAPERING LEGS, THE BACK SEAT-RAIL WITH PAPER LABEL INSCRIBED 'FH46'
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THIS FAUTEUIL IS VERY CLOSELY RELATED TO A PAIR STAMPED BY HENRI JACOB (D. 1824), MAîTRE IN 1779, LACKING THE ADDITIONAL ORMOLU MOUNTS AND WITH SIMPLER LEGS, ILLUSTRATED IN P. KJELLBERG, LE MOBILIER FRANçAIS DU XVIIIE SIèCLE, PARIS, 1989, P. 437.
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