Georges Jacob, maître in 1765.
This chair can be attributed to Georges Jacob on the basis of a set of eight stamped white-painted side chairs of identical model that was sold anonymously at Christie's Paris, 24 June 2002, lot 182. Four of those chairs bore the monogram of Marie Antoinette on the Louis XVI silk covers and it had therefore been suggested that the suite was made for the Queen. However, none of the chairs bore any Royal inventory marks and in addition the embroidered monogram was for certain applied in the 19th century. The connection of this model chairs to Marie Antoinette can therefore not be proven.
A lyre-back settee of essentially identical design but lacking the eagle heads and with minor differences to the base of the lyres, stamped by Henri Jacob, was sold in these Rooms, 27 May 1999, lot 107. A further closely related suite of chaises was deliverd by Georges Jacob to the comte d'Artois for the salon de musique at Bagatelle.