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Pair of mahogany sofas by Jacob Desmalter, Paris Empire period
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Period :
19th century
Artist :
Jacob Desmalter
Provenance :
France, Paris
Medium :
Mahogany
Dimensions :
l. 39.17 inch X H. 38.19 inch X P. 27.56 inch
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Pair of mahogany sofas by Jacob Desmalter, Paris Empire period

Rare pair of canopies or half-sofas * in mahogany and solid mahogany veneer.
Model with overturned backrests, the uprights finely carved out with large grooves and decorated with palm leaves.
Framed feet at the front, saber feet at the back.

Restored by our upholsterer (traditional strap and natural horsehair trim) and put in white.


Very good state of conservation

Stamp of Jacob Desmalter.

Parisian work from the 1st Empire period.

Dimensions:

Width: 99.5 cm; Height: 97 cm; Depth: 70 cm

* The Jacob D rue Meslée stamp was used by François Honoré Georges Jacob Desmalter between 1803-1813.
He is the greatest French cabinetmaker of the Consulate and Empire periods.
Son of Georges Jacob, carpenter to Queen Marie Antoinette under the old regime, Jacob Desmalter succeeded his father and founded the company Jacob Frères (1803-1813) with his brother.
Success has been met with numerous orders for consuls, the National Assembly, the Senate ... and civilians including Madame Récamier, the painter David ...
The "Etruscan" decor in ebony and pewter inlaid with veneers of lemon and native wood is the great house specialty; the forms are constantly renewed and innovation is permanent.
On the death of his brother Francois Honoré Georges Jacob Desmalter continued alone and allied with the greatest ornamentalists of the time including Percier and Fontaine he supplied most of the imperial palaces in France including Fontainebleau, La Malmaison, les Tuileries, Compiègne but also to the foreign Laeken… In addition to the official characters including the marshals, he supplied the majority of the elite of his time.


The marquise is a very rare seat designed in the 18th century.
As its name suggests, and like the broken duchess, it is reserved for an elite of the nobility.
Particularly wide and low, it is a single sofa that allows ladies to enjoy the warmth of the fireplace.
With large extra cushions, it allows the wearing of a simple chiffon dress like that of the largest basket dresses.
The term "marquise" practically disappeared with the old regime, probably because of its too strong royalist connotation, dice the consulate the inventories mention rather "half-canapes", masculine term corresponding better to this period of military campaigns.

Our opinion :

The pair of half-sofas we present is from the workshop of the most prestigious supplier of seats in the empire.
With their pure lines and wide seats, these seats combine decoration and comfort

Antiquités Franck Baptiste

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