Salon Louis XVI 'H Jacob'
Salon Louis XVI of five pieces in painted beechwood, stamped H. Jacob. French, 18th century…
Salon consisting of four large armchairs and a small sofa. Each with a straight backrest, sloping armrests, and seats of a slightly trapezoidal shape. Standing on tapered, stop fluted legs. Richly carved all over with pearls, interlaced hearts, and acanthus leaf decoration. Finished in a French grey paint and covered in a green chiseled velour with a floral and trellis pattern. Seats with high cushions, the sofa with a bolster.
‘H. Jacob’ stamped to the underside of the chair rail of each of the 4 armchairs. The pieces also bear a mark ‘R’ in a circle (see photos).
Provenance: from a Château in Bourgogne, FR.
Henri Jacob (25 December 1753 – 2 December 1824), received master 29 September 1779.
Generally good overall condition of usage, with normal wear and losses for age. Woodwork and joinery are solid. Some traces of old woodworm. Small accidents to two of the arms (see photos). Feet of the canape capped in metal. The fabric is in generally good condition but is a bit tired, with signs of age, some minor staining and some fading.
Sober and understated, with superb proportions. A quality salon of the late Louis XVI period. With some refreshing this salon would be equally at home in a classic or modern setting.
Each of the 4 armchairs: H: 94 cm; W: 64 cm; P: 54 cm
The canape: H: 94 cm; W: 107 cm; P: 66 cm