This magnificent pair of French late 18th Century- early 19th Century armchairs could be attributable to Jacob-Desmalter, an outstanding chairmaker and cabinetmaker who worked in the Louis XVI style and Directoire styles of the earlier phase of Neoclassicism. François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter was the son of Georges Jacob and in partnership with his older brother, assumed the family workshop in 1796 until 1825, one of the most successful and influential furniture workshops in Paris.
These sturdy armchairs are made of solid mahogany and green silk upholster, they feature an extremely comfortable high and slightly arched back and quite large and extremely firm seats. The hand-made carvings and inlays are masterfully executed. The over graceful scrolled arms and the top rail sculpted in shallow relief with acanthus leaves, lotus leaves and rosette, all typical neoclassical patterns beloved during the Directory- Restauration and Empire period and always very chic.
The bowed seat and its apron are raised by carved console legs in front and saber legs back. These armchairs with their beautiful curvy shape are very stylish, comfortable and sturdy. The back is covered with silk also behind that’s make them a perfect free standing piece of furniture or a centre seating piece.
The pair of armchairs, why not the whole set with the sofa ensuite sold separately on this platform, is a great statement furnishing in a living room. The pair of armchairs can be the perfect piece of furniture to complete the seats at the head of the table in your dining room. Just one armchair is of great impact and the real eye-catching piece in a studio, office or in a dressing room.
Newly and professionally upholster with a 100% pure silk Italian green fabric with empire laurel crown patterns finished with green and golden-yellow trimmings, ready to use for years to come.
Measures: Height 100 cm, Width 61 cm, Depth 49 cm, Seat Height 43 cm.
Complete the set with a three seats classical sofa now upholstered with red velvet fabric for sale on my website.
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