Jacob-Desmalter was the leading Empire furniture maker, and this cabinet is eloquent testimony that his graceful handling of large proportions did not lessen during the Restoration. The form of stamp was in use from 1815 to 1826.
Signature: Stamped at right and left at top, under marble: IACOB
Sir John Edward Murray Scott, Bt. ; [ Seligmann , until 1919; sold to MMA ]
Artist: François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (French, 1770–1841)Date: ca. 1795–1803Medium: Mahogany and mahogany veneered on beechwood; gilt bronze, bronze, lampasAccession: 1971.206.13On view in:Not on view
Artist: Jean Henri Riesener (French, Gladebeck, near Hessen 1734–1806 Paris)Date: ca. 1790Medium: Oak, pine, mahogany, and mahogany veneer; gilt-bronze mounts; Carrara marble top and shelfAccession: 1977.102.8On view in:Gallery 527