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A Set of Four Directoire Mahogany Armchairs by Jacob Freres

A Set of Four Directoire Mahogany Armchairs by Jacob Freres

$8,750.00

Status: Available

  • Late 18th Century

  • Inv Number:
  • #2035

About

Each upholstered backrest with backscrolled top rail above an upholstered seat flanked by arm rests, raised on ring-turned legs; each stamped JACOB FRERES / RUE MESLEE on back rail, three with old inked inscription M Julien to label on the back rail. Jacob Freres was the stamp used by brothers Georges II (1768-1803) and Francois-Honore Jacob (1770-1841) from 1796-1803. They were sons of Georges Jacob (1739-1814), a famous chair maker who worked for aristocracy and royalty during the reign of Louis XVI. One of the Jacob Freres firm's most famous client was Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. She would have most likely seen the work of their father during the revolution in a progressive aristocrat's house. She used them to decorate various Imperial residences, such as the Tuileries palace, and remained a loyal customer, using them almost exclusively, until her death.

36 in. high, 22.5 in. wide and 18 in. deep.