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A mahogany and mahogany veneered chair a l'antique, Directoire, circa 1795, attributed to Georges Jacob
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 EUR
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A mahogany and mahogany veneered chair a l'antique, Directoire, circa 1795, attributed to Georges Jacob
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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A mahogany and mahogany veneered chair a l'antique, Directoire, circa 1795, attributed to Georges Jacob
with an inverted backrest, on inverted 'C' shaped legs centred by a carved sheath of laurel leaves, upholstered in velvet leather 
Haut. 84 cm., larg. 52,5 cm. ; Height 33 in., width 20⅔in.
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Literature

Related literature:
Exh. cat. Au temps des Merveilleuses, la société parisienne sous le Directoire et le Consulat, Paris, 2005, n. 281.

Catalogue Note

Inspired by Antiquity and in particular by Roman antiquity, the present chair can be compared to the late 18th century works of Georges Jacob (1739-1814). If we consider the collection entitled Mobiliers de Madame Elisabeth, 1790, formely part of the David-Weill Collection and today in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (inv.CD 2736), the design of this armchair could be the work of the decorator Jean-Demosthène. One of his drawings proposed in watercolor and black ink is of a chair with an inverted backrest comparable to our example. A similar armchair was presented during the exhibition titled Au temps des merveilleuses, la société parisienne sous le Directoire et le Consulat at the Musée Carnavalet in Paris from March to June 2005.

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