These fauteuils are after a set of identical armchairs, now in the château de Versailles, executed by Georges Jacob for the comte de Vaudreuil, grand fauconnier de France and close friend of Marie Antoinette and the comte d'Artois, see Pierre Verlet, Le Mobilier Royal Français, Vol. I, Paris, 1990, pl., LXIII (illustrated). A number of late-eighteenth-century variants of this model exist, including a set delivered by Jacob for the Salon des Jeux du Roi in the château de Saint-Cloud, a pair of which is now in the Louvre, see Bill Pallot, Furniture Collections in the Louvre, Vol. 2, Dijon, 1993, pp. 166-168, and a single fauteuil in Buckingham Palace, (see John Harris et. al., Buckingham Palace and its Treasures, New York, 1968, p. 216): one of a pair delivered for George IV at Carlton House.
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