Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (one of a pair) (part of a set)

Georges Jacob French
Possibly embroidered by Joseph-François-Xavier Baudoin French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 524

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.

Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (one of a pair) (part of a set), Georges Jacob (French, Cheny 1739–1814 Paris), Carved and gilded walnut; embroidered silk satin, French, Paris

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