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Creator Name: Jacob, Georges
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Dates/Places: 1739-1814, master 1765
Creator Name-CRT: Georges Jacob
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1778
Creation End Date: 1782
Creation Date: 18th century (ca. 1780)
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Woodwork-Furniture
Materials and Techniques: Walnut, carved and gilded, with 18th-century embroidered satin covers not original to the frames
Dimensions: H. 40 1/4 in. (102.2 cm), W. 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm), D. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 58.75.26
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
The Museum has two armchairs (fauteuils à la reine) and two side chairs (chaises courantes) that were made about 1780 by Jacob; one of the armchairs is shown here. The carved and gilded frames reveal the finesse of the woodcarver's technique. The pieces are upholstered in white silk satin embroidered with colored silks; the design is in the style of Philippe de la Salle, the most prominent designer of woven silk fabrics of the period.
AMICA ID: MMA_.58.75.26
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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