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