This stamp is that of Georges Jacob and François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter, in use from 1803-1813.
These highly original and extremely modern-looking dining chairs epitomize the simplicity and austerity of design achieved in the early years of the nineteenth century. With their ancient shield-form backs, these chairs make full use of the unadorned expanse of their unusual "barley corn" mahogany veneers. While little else within the oeuvre of the Jacob-Desmalter firm approaches the severity of their design, they are indications of the creativity of the firm, undeniably the foremost furniture-makers of the early part of the nineteenth century. Favored ébénistes of Napoleon, François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter and Georges Jacob worked extensively for the Imperial Garde-Meuble, creating sober mahogany furniture, some with jewel-like ormolu mounts supplied for Compiègne, Saint-Cloud and almost all the Imperial Palaces, both in France and abroad.