Empire chair 'Bergère d'Jacob'show more info
Zwaanenburg & Visser Antiquairs
Hoge Nieuwstraat 138 - 140
3311 AK Dordrecht
This piece of furniture is called “fauteuil d’Jacob” refering to the well known designer of Louis XVI furniture, George Jacob. He was the first one to introduce this type of chair to the history of furniture. His son, François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (1770–1841) continued to produce this fauteuil in the early 19th century in the Empire style, very modern in those days.
This chair shows all characteristics of this designer. The powerfull catlike heads (chimaera) on the armlayers, the muscular front and the straight almost serene back. The (cut and) gilded ornaments are not produced in bronze, but cut in wood and unified with the chair. Original mohair velour upholstry.
|Period:||Early 19th Century|
|Date of manufacture:||Ca. 1804-1815|
|Place of Origin:||France|
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