Jacob Frères Rue Mesleé was the stamp used by Georges II and François-Honoré Georges Jacob, the sons of Georges Jacob during the years 1796-1803 when they had taken over their father's workshop.
Elements of these chairs, both decorative and structural are quoted in the forms of comparable pieces made by the firm of Jacob Frères. The motif of the anthemion is used in the pierced back on a set supplied to Malmaison (see D. Ledoux-Lebard, Le Moblier Français du XIX Siècle, Paris, 1989, p.310). Also, the naturalistically shaped legs ending in hoof feet can be seen on a Jacob Frères fauteuil with a pierced lattice back (see D. Ledoux-Lebard, ibid, p.314). A related set of ten attributed to Jacob Frères, with turned legs and similar backs with inverted splats was sold anonymously, Sotheby's Monaco, 7 December 2000, lot 137.