Carved wood armchair attributed to Jacob-Desmalter. French, 1st Empire, circa 1805.


With a flat square back, and large trapezoid-shaped seat with curved front rail. Resting on tapered baluster legs in the front and saber legs in the back. Finely sculpted decoration typical of the period including rosettes and palmettes. Upholstered in a soft-yellow-colored leather.

This armchair bears no stamp. It is attributed to Jacob-Desmalter.

In very good condition. Structurally solid - traces of old woodworm visible in some areas (see photos), but this does not affect the structural integrity in any way. Wood was previously painted.


Upholstery and leather in good condition – the leather on the right armrest shows some minor staining, and the leather along the right edge of the seat shows some light fading from sunlight.

​This is a large, comfortable armchair of nice proportions. It displays a classical purity of line and decoration, presenting a sober elegance that still looks modern and smart today. Would be a wonderful complement to any room, but particularly an office, study or library.



     Height: back: 93 cm;  seat: 44 cm

     Width: 63 cm

     Depth: 56 cm

Price: 2600 Euros

Armchair Empire, Attr. to Jacob-Desmalter, circa 1805