These two magnifiscent fauteuils were probably amongst the furniture supplied by Jacob-Desmalter to the Élysée in 1809. Stylistically they can be compared to: a canapé supplied to salon of the Petit Trianon in 1805; a giltwood fauteuil supplied to the grand Trianon in 1810; And a giltwood bed supplied to Compiegne in 1808.
The collaboration between François-Honoré-Georges and his father Georges Jacob under the name of Jacob-Desmalter, between 1803 and 1813, saw a prolific production of furniture for several of the Imperial palaces. Supplying Compiègne alone took seven years, simultaneously they were furnishing the Tuileries (their largest comission), petit & grand Trianon and sixteen other Imperial and royal palaces. During the Napoleontic era Jacob-Desmalter allegedly employed 900 workers, however they always maintained their own style and quality.
Cf. Denise Ledoux-Lebard Les Ébénistes du XIX Siècle, Paris, 1965, pp. 267 - 330
G. Janneau, Les sieges, Paris, p. 187, cat. nr. 359.
A. Feulner Kunstgeschichte der möbels, Berlin, 1927, p. 678.