Large and imposing pair of canopies in gray lacquered beech wood. Model with flat backs decorated with interlacing friezes on the top of the crosspieces and friezes of stripes of hearts on the fronts. Spinning top front feet surmounted by uprights with detached balusters carved with palmettes.
Armrests with cuffs decorated with rosettes at the connections of the uprights.
Saber feet at the back.
Abundant and fine sculpture on the front and on the sides.
Perfect state of conservation, without graft or bite.
Restored trim (natural horsehair and goose feather for the cushions), covered with silk velvet.
Parisian work from the end of the Louis XVI period around 1790-1795.
Height: 94cm; Width: 78.5cm Depth: 61cm
Our opinion :
If the saber legs and the detached columns of our pair of awnings announce the imminence of the Directoire style, the delicacy and the nature of the sculptures are still typical of the purest Louis XVI style.
The absence of a stamp on seats of this quality probably indicates that they were made after the fall of the corporations in 1791.
The inventiveness of the form, the new presence of balusters on the seats, the abundance and the quality of the sculpture, direct us towards a production by Georges Jacob.
In addition to the stylistic rapprochement, he was one of the tiny part of the carpenters of the crown not to be too worried by the revolution and one of the only ones to produce under terror.
He will also be chosen for the construction of the seats of the newly created National Assembly.
6 000 €