A superb set of FOUR French late 19th century carved giltwood fauteuils by Jansen.
In the Louis XVI style, in the manner of George Jacob, each show-frame carved with great detail throughout with overlapping discs, acanthus and paterae, with cartouche shaped back, rounded seat frame, and standing on elegant stop-fluted tapering circualr legs. The back, seat and armrests upholstered.
The underside of each fauteuil bearing the inkstamp: 'JANSEN, PARIS'.
The carved detail of exceptional quality and crispness.
Height: 35 in (89 cm) Width: 25¹/₄ in (64 cm) Depth: 20⁷/₈ in (53 cm)
These beautifully carved armchairs, in the manner of Georges Jacob, relate closely in design and detail to those supplied to Queen Marie Antoinette for the Château de Saint-Cloud as illustrtaed in Pierre Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle: dictionnaire des ébénistes et des menuisiers, Paris: Les Éditions de l’Amateur; 2002. (no. 420).