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G. JACOB

Sculptor
(1739-1814)
after the work of

An elegant gilt wood armchair for a Boudoir

France
Circa 1880
Height. : 80,5 cm (31 ¾ in); Width. : 64 cm (25 ¼ in) ; Depth. 50 cm (19 ¾ in)

Rare sculpted and gilded wood armchair with a medallion back. Richly adorned with friezes of interlacings, beads, and piastres, completed with rosettes and acanthus leaves. Standing on console feet. Its reduced dimensions allow us to deduce that this armchair has been made to a low-roof room like a boudoir.

This armchair seems freely inspired by 18th century transition style designs of seats, and notably by those of Georges Jacob (1739-1814), who became master in 1765. Indeed, the design of the console feet reminds very much of the curved feet with a convolution invented by Georges Jacob.

 

Appui-doc-chaise-a-la-reine-G.JacobRelated works 

Chaise à la Reine, sculpted beech, stamped G.Jacob,

Collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris

reproduced in G.Janneau, Les Sièges, Ed. Jacques Fréal, 1794, n°249

 

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