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A Louis XVI carved mahogany fauteuil de bureau, attributed to Georges Jacob
Estimate
6,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
43
A Louis XVI carved mahogany fauteuil de bureau, attributed to Georges Jacob
Estimate
6,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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A Louis XVI carved mahogany fauteuil de bureau, attributed to Georges Jacob
the corner open back with pierced stylised sheave and baluster shaped supports, on fluted feet ended by castors; (the inside of the seatrail recessed)
Haut. 75,5 cm, larg. 74,5 cm ; Height 29 3/4 in.; width 29 1/3 in.
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Catalogue Note

This mahogany corner armchair with pierced backrests evokes fashionable Anglophilia during French Ancien Régime with the use of mahogany and the design inspired by English furniture. Nevertheless, if the outline looks English at first glance, the seat reflects French taste, as showed by the use of balusters and fluted feet.
Under Louis XVI's reign, some seat carpenters were reputed for their production in the English taste but pleasing to the French eye, such as Louis Moreau (see Christie's, New York, 21 October 1997, lot 240) and of course Georges Jacob, famous for being inspired by the English cabinetmakers Thomas Chippendale et George Hepplewhite: here, Jacob would have possibly pastiched an older model from the 1755-1760s (see H. Cescinsky, English Furniture of the 18th Century Vol II., George Routledge & Sons ltd, p.180).

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