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Georges Jacob (1739–1814) specialized in the neoclassical style, which gradually supplanted the Rococo style from the mid 18th-century on. Louis XVI’s famous queen, Marie Antoinette, was a fan of this simpler, more symmetrical style. This chair bears the inscription “Meuble de la Crowne” (Furniture of the Crown) under the seat and was made for the Palace at St. Cloud. The palace, which was magnificently positioned on a hill overlooking the Seine, was purchased by the king as a retreat for the queen and their children.

Details

  • Title: Side Chair
  • Creator: Georges Jacob
  • Creator Lifespan: 1739/1814
  • Creator Nationality: French
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Creator Birth Place: Cheny, France
  • Date: Late 18th century
  • Location Created: France
  • Physical Dimensions: w22.75 x h35.5 x d20 in.
  • Type: Furniture
  • Medium: Gilt wood and silk upholstery

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