11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 123-124)
A LOUIS XVI CREAM-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CANAPE
By Georges Jacob, circa 1780
The oval shaped back, padded arms, upholstered sides and seat cushion covered in ivory satin brodé aux Indes embroidered with a deer and dogs, probably representing a scene from the Fables de la Fontaine, the frame carved with trailing husks and crowned with a musical trophy, flanked by stiff-leaf wrapped finials, the acanthus-carved arms above similarly carved rails and leaf-wrapped stop-fluted turned tapering legs terminating in toupie feet, redecorated, stamped twice 'G.IACOB', with painted mark 'R.MA' and ink inscription 'Ed de Rothschild' and a paper label inscribed 'Grand Salon bleu'
79 in. (193 cm.) wide
By repute, Baron James Mayer de Rothschild (1792-1868).
His son, Baron Alphonse de Rothschild (1827-1905).
Baron Edouard de Rothschild, Avenue Foch, Paris.
A distinguished private collection, sold Christie's New York, 23 October 1998, lot 123 (the suite).
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Georges Jacob, maître in 1765.
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