Description
EXCEPTIONAL EMPIRE PERIOD "RETURN FROM EGYPT" LIVING ROOM FURNITURE
Composed of four armchairs and a sofa, in mahogany and mahogany veneer, with curved rectangular back, armrests with winged sphinxes motifs, resting on animal hocks at the front and sabre feet at the back, upholstered in blue fabric with yellow floral motifs.
Empire period
Armchairs H 96; W: 67; D: 65 cm
Sofa H: 96; L: 132; D: 65
Restored sofa
From the old Hermès collection


Literature: "Le plus pur style Empire", Plaisir de France, November 1956, p.34.

The national convention (1792-1795) ordered similar armchairs for the assembly. An armchair of this type was painted by Bouchet on a portrait of the painter's son Isabey. Even if the provenance of these chairs could not be traced, their design remains very important in the history of taste in France and constitutes a link in the evolution from the Louis XVI style to the Empire style.

Madame de Marbeuf's furniture
In 1788, Mdame de Marbeuf had the Blouin Hotel in rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré restored by the architects Legrand and Molinos.
As for the interior decoration, it seems it was her friend Payant who designed it. Covered with Beauvais tapestry, painted in white and gold, these seats are the prototype of the seats made ten years later under the Directoire.

The design
This furniture, if inspired by Madame de Marbeuf's furniture, is also very close to a drawing kept at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, attributed to the architects Percier and Fontaine. Although anonymous, this drawing reproduces three armchairs that were made by Georges Jacob between 1788 and 1800.

Georges Jacob (Cheny, July 6, 1739 - Paris, July 5, 1814), who was received as Master in 1765, is the most famous and also the most prolific chair carpenter of the French 18th century. He is the founder of a dynasty; two of his three sons, Georges II Jacob and Georges III Jacob, were the first to become master carpenters.
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EXCEPTIONAL EMPIRE PERIOD "RETURN FROM EGYPT" LIVING ROOM FURNITURE Composed of four armchairs and a sofa, in mahogany and mahogany veneer, with curved rectangular back, armrests with winged sphinxes motifs, resting on animal hocks at the front and sabre feet at the back, upholstered in blue fabric with yellow floral motifs. Empire period Armchairs H 96; W: 67; D: 65 cm Sofa H: 96; L: 132; D: 65 Restored sofa From the old Hermès collection Literature: "Le plus pur style Empire", Plaisir de France, November 1956, p.34. The national convention (1792-1795) ordered similar armchairs for the assembly. An armchair of this type was painted by Bouchet on a portrait of the painter's son Isabey. Even if the provenance of these chairs could not be traced, their design remains very important in the history of taste in France and constitutes a link in the evolution from the Louis XVI style to the Empire style. Madame de Marbeuf's furniture In 1788, Mdame de Marbeuf had the Blouin Hotel in rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré restored by the architects Legrand and Molinos. As for the interior decoration, it seems it was her friend Payant who designed it. Covered with Beauvais tapestry, painted in white and gold, these seats are the prototype of the seats made ten years later under the Directoire. The design This furniture, if inspired by Madame de Marbeuf's furniture, is also very close to a drawing kept at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, attributed to the architects Percier and Fontaine. Although anonymous, this drawing reproduces three armchairs that were made by Georges Jacob between 1788 and 1800. Georges Jacob (Cheny, July 6, 1739 - Paris, July 5, 1814), who was received as Master in 1765, is the most famous and also the most prolific chair carpenter of the French 18th century. He is the founder of a dynasty; two of his three sons, Georges II Jacob and Georges III Jacob, were the first to become master carpenters.

Estimate 40 000 - 60 000 EUR
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