Rare armchair of cabinet or office said in hemicyle in mahogany and mahogany veneer. The concave backrest is surmounted by a solid mahogany overhanging crossbar, not curved, but hollowed out of a mahogany log. The center of the backrest is decorated with a palmette à la Jacob. The armrests end in lion's heads (or Egyptian leopard according to some) very finely carved. The armrests supports in consoles "to the officer" backward (allowing to sit with a sword) join a connecting die decorated with a rose. The sheathed feet are decorated with lion paws at the front, while the back feet are curved "à l'etrusque" or sabre-shaped. Consulate period work attributed to Jean Baptiste Bernard Demay.
Jean-Baptiste-Bernard Demay (1759-1848) - carpenter in seats, received master on February 4, 1784; he worked rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, then rue de Cléry until the end of the Empire. His seats are always neat and elegant; he received official orders from the royal family under the old regime and from the imperial furniture guard as well. Demay was positioned in the "same range" as Jacob and Marcion.
Beautiful model, rare by its hemicycle shape, which make it a collector's and amateur's piece. It is in excellent condition.
To this beautiful specimen we have offered the fabric it deserves with an opening in horsehair woven on handlooms. This very luxurious fabric is only made today by one company in France and in the world.
The varnish with the stamp was redone to new. Old restoration on the front legs (grooves).
Seat height 44cm
Total height 95cm
NB: the seat is high, this seat was made for a giant with long legs.
4 500 €