Sets of Chairs
One Naples, Circa 1780, three possibly from a later date. Each with square incurved back and seat cushion upholstered in polychrome damask, the back carved with a rope-twist and centered by an eagle, on channeled and foliate arms, on cabriole legs terminating with hoovesHeight 34 in. Width 27 in. Depth 24 in.
Inventory Number: Cha263
Georges Jacob,(born in Burgundy, 6 July 1739 — 1814, master 1765) was one of the two most prominent Parisian master menuisiers, producing carved, painted and gilded beds and seat furniture for the French royal châteaux, in the early Neoclassical style mostly associated with Louis XVI.Height 37 in. Width 24 in. Depth 20 in.
Inventory Number: Cha258
By Georges Jacob Maitre in 1765
Stamped 'g. Iacob' on rail
Georges Jacob (Cheny, Burgundy, 6 July 1739 — 1814, master 1765) was one of the two most prominent Parisian master menuisiers, producing carved, painted and gilded beds and seat furniture and upholstery work for the French royal châteaux, in the early Neoclassical style that is usually associated with Louis XVI.Height 35½in. Width 23½in. Depth 19in.
Inventory Number: Cha161
The serpentine-shaped padded back, seat and arms upholstered, the scrolling arm supports, the seatrail and cabriole legs carved with foliage and shells, joined by a waved X-shaped stretcher.
Le Siege Francais by Madeleine Jarry
Inventory Number: Cha159
Each oval back with bow-knotted laurel crest, the padded arms on s-scroll supports, and the bow-fronted seat above laurel carved rail, raised on stop fluted legsHeight 39 in. Width 23 in. Depth 20 in.
Inventory Number: Cha132
Jean Baptiste Tillard Maitre 1717
Jean-Baptiste Tilliard belonged to one of the most important families of menuisiers (joiners and chairmakers) working in Paris in the first half of the 1700s. Around 1730 he opened a
workshop on rue de Cléry, then the manufacturing center for carved furniture. Tilliard was soon supplying the royal residences with suites of furniture, including those for the queen's apartments and the king's bedroom and cabinet at the palace of Versailles. He retired in 1764 when his son Jacques-Jean-Baptiste Tilliard took over his workshop. As both Jean-Baptiste and his son used the same stamp to identify their furniture, scholars occasionally have difficulty distinguishing between their works.
Inventory Number: Cha136
The rectangular top rail above three vertical pierced vase form splats and padded seats, flanked by swept arms, on square tapering legs joined by an H-stretcher
Inventory Number: Cha54
Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Claude Sene Maitre 1769
Each with a rectangular padded back and seat,
within a guilloche-carved seat frame, on fluted tapering legs.
Inventory Number: Cha30