The design for these armchairs, particularly the lion masks and paw feet, clearly recalls the drawings of Charles Percier and Pierre Fontaine as illustrated in their Recueil de décorations intérieures, pl. 1, 2 and 4.
A pair of Empire console tables with very similar lion monopodia supports stamped Jacob, Rue Meslée is preserved in the château de Fontainebleau, and illustrated in Jean-Pierre Samoyault, Meubles entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 2004, p. 97, fig. 27.
Some closely related armchairs are also reproduced in Sylvie Chadenet, Les Styles Empire et Restauration, Paris, 1960, p. 25, fig. 3 and p. 63, fig. 1. Another related set is in the Hôtel de Charost, the residence of the British Ambassador in Paris and reproduced in Jean Nérée Renfort and Jean-Dominique Augarde, A l'ombre de Pauline, la Résidence de l'Ambassadeur de Grande-Bretagne à Paris, p. 90, fig. 79 and p. 91, fig. 81.
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