Offered by GSLR Antiques
French furniture and objet d'art
Pair of lyre chairs in solid mahogany very finely molded and carved, trimmed in the center of the back with an openwork lyre. Fluted legs, connecting dice decorated with smooth rosettes. Stamp of Georges Jacob on one of the two chairs.
Work of the Louis XVI period from 1785-90. The lyre chairs and other mahogany seats with openwork backs are a fashion inspired by the anglicism that arrived in France at the very end of the Louis XVI period, just before the revolution.
Our chairs are typical of the production of Georges Jacob, by the elegance of the proportions, the perfection of the finishing and this use which is peculiar to him and which one finds on many seats of Jacob: this excellent idea to round the angles of the back posts, which softens the curves and having no cut lines. The frame thus rounded at the back of the backrest is very elegant but also provides a great comfort of use: a natural ergonomics which makes the chair more pleasant to handle than a classic right angle frame.
1 800 €