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Cabinet (commode à vantaux)

François-Honoré-Georges Jacob-Desmalter (French, 1770–1841)
ca. 1813–25
Oak, thuya wood veneer; gilt-bronze mounts; marble top
36 3/8 x 63 x 26 1/4 in. (92.4 x 160 x 66.7 cm.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553
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 ]
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