This charming little sofa Louis XVI bears the prestigious stamp of Georges Jacob, small size, beech, it rests on six turned legs, fluted and rudentés, his cheeks are fully furnished, the armrest supports are carved in front of a acanthus leaf and a row of piastres, the high cross of the folder and the belt have a twisted ribbon and the dice of connection are adorned with small staples.
This seat has just been completely redesigned and refurbished.
Received master in 1765, Georges Jacob is the most famous and also the most prolific of the carpenters in 18th century French seats. He is the founder of a dynasty; two of his three sons, Georges II Jacob (1768-1803) and François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (1770-1841), will be carpenters and cabinetmakers, then his grandson Alphonse Jacob-Desmalter (1799-1870) will extend the fame of the name of Jacob until the reign of Louis Philippe.
From the reign of Louis XV to the Consulate, Georges Jacob produced an incalculable quantity of seats, of all kinds and a great wealth of invention.
He was born in Cheny in 1739 in a family of farmer, on the death of his father in 1755 he is collected by an aunt who places him apprenticed at Jean Baptiste Lerouge, he will be received master in 1765 and will establish himself . Established at first rue de Cléry he moved in 1775 rue Meslée. His reputation is made, He works little for the king but provides Queen Marie Antoinette, the brothers of the king, the Count of Artois and the Count of Provence, the latter in 1781 named his "cabinetmaker". His clients include the Prince de Conde, the Duke of Penthievre, the future George IV of England and Gustavus III of Sweden. He died on July 5, 1814 at his home.
Louis XVI period.
Stamped Georges Jacob.
Dimensions: length 140 cm, height 95 cm, depth at the waist 57 cm.
3 950 €