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A pair of carved mahogany bergères
Empire, early 19th century
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 20,400 GBP
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70
A pair of carved mahogany bergères
Empire, early 19th century
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 20,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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A pair of carved mahogany bergères
Empire, early 19th century
each with  an outward scrolled padded back, above padded straight arms, and loose cushion bowed seat, on winged Egyptian term front supports terminating in paw front feet and rear sabre legs, the underside of one seat-rail with the paper label in ink: M. Grenouq?
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature

D. Ledoux-Lebard, Les ébénistes du XIX sècle, Paris, rev. edn., p. 268

This chair closely resembles a pair stamped by Georges II Jacob and his brother Francois-Honoré-Georges, the Jacob Frères who traded from 1796-1803 under the stamp Jacob Frères, rue Meslée.
The Jacob pair are inlaid with ebony clasps beneath the Egyptian heads and with confronting swans on the seat-rails.

One similar armchair was sold at Christie's 8 June, 1989, lot 98. Also see a pair of armchairs sold at Christie's 10 December1987, lot 67.

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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London