Chair voyeur wooden knees of gray lacquered beech model of Jacob, Paris ep Louis XVI.
Rare chair "voyeur knees" wooden gray lacquered beech and blue rechampi.
Model small fluted tapered legs and supporting a rectangular seat, Violone a folder openwork of a lily and topped with a cuff.
Perfect state of conservation of wood, cloth to clean.
Paris Louis XVI period Circa 1780.
Height: 90 cm; Width: 40 cm, depth: 44 cm
The "voyeur knees" is a chair for watching the games parts in the same position as the faithful on his prie-god, knees on the seat and forearms on the cuff.
A similar model but with detachable cuff releasing a small locker to store tokens is called "ponteuse", this chair was used to bet. (Bridge)
Exclusively for salons castles of the nobility its seats are always excellent and invoices made by great cabinetmakers.
Georges Jacob is one of the best factors voyeuses chairs under the reign of Louis XVI and the Directoire.
If the seat adopts different shapes (round, square, horseshoe ..), its production is mostly characterized by the originality of its records openwork grilles, ballooning, lyre and any other geometric patterns.
Other perforated seats with lilies close to our model and stamped G.Jacob encourage us to bring our chair production of the great master.
3 800 €