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Georges-Alphonse JACOB-DESMALTER...

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Georges-Alphonse JACOB-DESMALTER (1799-1870). Pair of rectangular consoles in mahogany and mahogany veneer decorated with light wood fillets, opening with a drawer in the waist, the front uprights ending in lion's claws, the back uprights straight, the whole resting on a plinth with projections. Grey veined white marble tops. One stamped JACOB on the top. Louis-Philippe period, circa 1835. 91 x 111 x 44 cm. (very good condition). Note : Georges-Alphonse JACOB-DESMALTER (1799-1870) is the grandson of the great cabinetmaker Georges JACOB (1739-1814). He first worked as a decorator for his father François-Honoré-Georges, then became a student of Charles PERCIER (1764-1838) and took over the family business in 1825. His workshops were located on rue de Bondy until 1836 and then on rue des Vinaigriers until 1847 when he sold his business to JEANSELME. A great designer, he composed harmonious furniture and, like his father and grandfather, provided numerous pieces of furniture for the royal castles, thus continuing to be considered as one of the oldest and most important cabinet makers in Paris. The pair of consoles we present today is identical to a model exhibited in 1951 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs Exhibition. Bibliography: Les Ébénistes du XIXème siècle by Denise LEDOUX-LEBARD, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, 1984, page 367.

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