An Empire Fauteuil de Bureau Attributed to Jacob-Desmalter
An Empire Fauteuil de Bureau Attributed to Jacob-Desmalter
An Empire Fauteuil de Bureau Attributed to Jacob-Desmalter
An Empire Fauteuil de Bureau Attributed to Jacob-Desmalter
An Empire Fauteuil de Bureau Attributed to Jacob-Desmalter

Attributed to FRANCOIS HONORÉ-GEORGES JACOB-DESMALTER (1770-1841)

An Empire Fauteuil de Bureau Attributed to Jacob-Desmalter

c. 1805 to c. 1820 England

Offered by Ron Green Antiques

£6,500 gbp
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the shaped gondola back with pierced bronze crest in the Grecian taste and opposing bronze leaf wreath and central mask mounts, arms terminating in finely carved lions heads, probably once gilded, the legs with further Anthemion bronze mounting, joined by a straight seat rail.
The celebrated firm of Jacob-Desmalter et Cie at rue de Meslée was one of the most successful and influential furniture makers of its day. It began with the celebrated menuisier Georges Jacob (1739-1814), upon whose retirement in 1796 the business was run by two sons Georges II and François-Honoré-Georges Jacob, under the name of Jacob Frères. Following Georges II's early death his brother assumed the name of Jacob-Desmalter, (Desmalter being one of his father's properties in Burgundy) and went back into business with his father, renaming the firm Jacob-Desmalter et Cie. During the Empire Jacob-Desmalter was described as menuisier-ébéniste, fabriquant des meubles et bronzes de LL., MM., II. et RR (Leurs Majestés Impériales et Royales), implying that he had an active role in the practical side of the firm's craftsmanship. After Jacob-Desmalter's appointment as ébéniste de l'Empereur, the firm's activities expanded enormously.
Dimensions
Height 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
Width 25.00 inch (63.50 cm)
Depth 19.00 inch (48.26 cm)
Stock Code
504H
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