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Large armchair with a flat back in moulded, carved and gilded wood, the rounded fluted uprights, friezes of pearls and acanthus leaf surmounted by acorns, the baluster armrest supports resting on a horseshoe shaped seat with a two-row carved belt, the first with a frieze of foliage, the second with a frieze of pearls, resting on tapered fluted feet; with a printed and handwritten label inscribed: Torp. A. West Nr 798/c; trace of old label on the rear crossbar.Stamp of Georges Jacob, carpenter received master in 1765.Louis XVI period, ca. 1785.H: 101 cm, W: 71 cm, D: 62 cmProvenance:Possibly Charles Philippe of France, Count of Artois (1757-1836), brother of King Louis XVI and future King Charles X.Bibliography:Company seats, exp. cat, Mobilier National, Paris, 2017, p. 171.This armchair by Georges Jacob was originally part of a larger ensemble that we are now partly able to reconstruct. An examination of this furniture reveals that some elements still have their property label affixed by Jacob with the inscription "Sallon de Monseigneur". This indication now allows historians to put forward the hypothesis that the furniture was made for the Count of Artois, brother of Louis XVI.Four of the armchairs belonging to the Mobilier National and deposited at the Elysée Palace are listed. The archives mention that during their stay at the Château de Fontainebleau at the beginning of the 19th century, they were covered with "gros de Tours white satin embroidered with chenille silk" and upholstered with a platform and cushion (Sièges en société, op. cit.). The armchair presented is therefore the fifth known chair in this series.As far as chairs are concerned, there seems to be a relatively large number of them, including, but not limited to, five chairs at Mobilier National, six chairs sold in Paris at Sotheby's on 7 November 2013, lot 22.

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France - 75009 - paris
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