Georges Jacob, received master in 1765
Louis-Philippe, duc of Orléans named 'Le Gros' (1725-1785) bought the château du Raincy in 1769 (today destroyed).
The name 'fauteuil commode' on the label of our armchair was used by Georges Jacob in his "mémoires" or invoices, in order to designate the armchair ordered by comte d'Artois for the use of the King in Bagatelle (sold Christie's, London, 23 june 1999, lot 30). Like ours, this armchair has a reverse backrest, from where perhaps the term 'commode' used by Jacob.
A pair of very similar bergères stamped by Jacob sold in Paris, étude Tajan, 23 March 1999, lot 52.