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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Set of elbow chairs

Overview

Creator: Georges Jacob (1739-1814) (chair maker)
Creation Date: 
c.1786
Materials: 
Mahogany, gilt metal, upholstery
Dimensions: 
95.3 x 58.4 x 54.5 cm
RCIN 
20486
Reference(s): 
Laking FR p152
Acquirer: George IV, King of the United Kingdom (1762-1830), when Prince of Wales (1762-1811)
Provenance: 
Forms part of a set inluding side chairs (RCIN 20042) and a settee (RCIN 20590), purchased by George IV when prince of Wales, through Dominique Daguerre, circa 1785-90
Description:

Set of eight mahogany elbow chairs; wth rectangular back with lozenge and circle trellis, mounted with gilt metal beaded borders, fluted uprights with gilt metal acorn finials, slightly outcurved arms with fluted supports, rounded upholstered seat, and fluted tapering legs with beaded collars.

These trellis-back chairs are from a set made by the leading Parisian menuisier or chair and bed-maker, Georges Jacob (1739-1814). They were supplied through the marchand-mercier (dealer-decorator) Dominique Daguerre to the future George IV for use at his London residence Carlton House. At this time, the Prince of Wales was pursuing a highly refined French neo-classical style of interior decoration.

Further details

Additional Creators: Dominique Daguerre (active 1772-d.1796) (retailer/supplier)
French (nationality)
Category: 
Furniture (including Mirrors)