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Pair of carved and gilt wood Louis XVI “bergères”

Stamped by Henri Jacob (1753-1824)

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Details

H. 102 cm (40 1/8 in.); L. 77 cm (30 ¼ in.); D. 75 cm (29 ½ in.)

Provenance

Christie’s London, 29th July 1954, lot 76, from a set comprising a settee, six armchairs and a pair of bergères


Lord Wharton (1908‑1969) collection


His after‑death sale, Christie’s London, 19th March 1970, lot 66, one bergère illustrated (the pair of bergères and the settee sold)


Sao Schlumberger, Paris

Literature

Connaissance des Arts, 15th November 1954, p. 76, one bergère illustrated


Watson (Francis F. G.), Le mobilier Louis XVI, Paris, 1963, n° 187, ill. (one of the bergères)

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Pair of carved and gilt wood Louis XVI “bergères” - Galerie Kugel
Pair of carved and gilt wood Louis XVI “bergères” - Galerie Kugel
Pair of carved and gilt wood Louis XVI “bergères” - Galerie Kugel

Pair of carved and gilt wood Louis XVI “bergères”

Stamped by Henri Jacob (1753-1824)

Enquire
Pair of carved and gilt wood Louis XVI “bergères” - Galerie Kugel
Pair of carved and gilt wood Louis XVI “bergères” - Galerie Kugel

Henri Jacob, master in 1779, was the cousin of Georges Jacob, founder of the brilliant dynasty of furniture makers.  The production of Henri Jacob is close to that of his famed cousin and he enjoyed a great reputation. This probably irritated Georges Jacob’s sons who printed an advertisement on the 6 of April 1800: “The Jacob brothers warn their clients against all confusion between their shop and that of Henri Jacob, rue de l’Echiquier”. These two “bergères” illustrate the high quality of his craft.

Pair of carved and gilt wood Louis XVI “bergères” - Galerie Kugel