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François Honoré Georges Jacob (1770 - 1841)

Lot 25: FAUTEUIL « AUX CARQUOIS » DU PEINTRE JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID Par JACOB-DESMALTER (1803-1813), Georges JACOB (1739-1814) et François-Honoré-Georges JACOB (1770-1841) D'après les dessins de Charles PERCIER (1764-1838) et de Pierre-François-Léonard FONTAINE

Marc Arthur Kohn Paris

December 2, 2013
Paris, France

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FAUTEUIL « AUX CARQUOIS » DU PEINTRE JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID Par JACOB-DESMALTER (1803-1813), Georges JACOB (1739-1814) et François-Honoré-Georges JACOB (1770-1841) D'après les dessins de Charles PERCIER (1764-1838) et de Pierre-François-Léonard FONTAINE (1762-1853) revus par Jacques-Louis DAVID (1748-1825)
Paris, époque Empire, vers 1805-1810
MATÉRIAU Acajou
Marque d'inventaire au fer: INVe 1072
H. 108 cm, L. 72 cm, P. 58 cm
€ 70 000 - 100 000
PROVENANCE
Collection de Jacques-Louis David
Puis descendance
Vente du Mobilier du Château de M. X, Versailles, 1er décembre 1991, lot 102
Ce rare fauteuil d'apparat en acajou à dossier plat présente une moulure d'encadrement surmontée d'un chapiteau à enroulement sculpté de palmettes et rinceaux. Les accotoirs en forme de console en partie postérieure sont sculptés de palmettes et feuillages et terminés par une partie sphérique supportée par deux pieds antérieurs en carquois sculptés de rosaces, feuilles d'eau et denticules. Les pieds postérieurs sont arqués. Réalisation de la maison Jacob-Desmalter, ce siège témoigne des liens anciens et forts existant entre l'ébéniste et le peintre. Georges Jacob, reçu Maître Ébéniste en 1765, fut l'un des principaux fournisseurs de la Couronne Royale. A ce titre, il fut inquiété pendant les troubles révolutionnaires. Dénoncé à plusieurs reprises au Comité de salut public, il bénéficia de la protection de personnes influentes, dont le peintre Jacques-Louis David avec lequel il collaborait à la réalisation de meubles sur les dessins de celui-ci. Véritable porte-parole du renouveau politique, David fut l'un des artistes les plus admirés, mais aussi les plus honnis de son temps pour ses engagements et ses choix esthétiques. A un nouvel Etat devait correspondre une nouvelle orientation artistique puisée essentiellement dans l'Antiquité. Ses recherches iconographiques furent mises en application dans les arts décoratifs par sa collaboration avec des menuisiers-ébénistes tels que Georges Jacob et notre siège en est l'illustration parfaite.
Sous le Premier Empire, Jacob-Desmalter devint menuisier-ébéniste-fabricant de meubles et bronzes de la Couronne Impériale. Pendant tout le règne de Napoléon 1er, il fut le principal fournisseur du Mobilier Impérial, distançant et de très loin tous ses contemporains. Il fit ainsi le Trône de Napoléon 1er (aujourd'hui conservé au Musée du Louvre). Il en fut également de même pour le commerce privé. Si l'on s'en réfère à l'étude d'Hector Lefuel, les ateliers des Jacob, qui comptèrent jusqu'à 332 artisans vers 1808, livrèrent pour près de dix millions de francs de meubles entre 1796 et 1813. La structure de notre modèle fut reprise par la maison Jacob-Desmalter pour satisfaire d'autres commandes. Ainsi, Le Maréchal Davout commanda une série de sièges pour garnir le Salon de son hôtel rue Saint -Dominique. Le dossier, les montants, l'assise ainsi que les pieds sont très proche de notre fauteuil. Il en va de même pour la suite de quatre fauteuils livrée en 1812 pour le grand cabinet de l'Empereur au palais des Tuileries.
Notre modèle proviendrait de l'appartement du peintre Jacques-Louis David situé au 4e étage de la Maison du Coq Saint-Honoré (n°9) dans lequel avaient été placés, lors de son départ en exil à la chute de l'Empire, différents meubles, tableaux, dessins, objets d'art et mobilier lui appartenant.
RÉFÉRENCES BIBLIOGRAPHIQUES
Collectif, Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825, catalogue d'exposition du 26 octobre 1989 au 12 février 1990, Réunion des Musées
Nationaux, 1989, p.634 et 636.
Arch. Nat. Min, cent., CVIII, 1014, 27 juin; en grande partie publié par W. n° 2071, 2073, 2074

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€500,000+: 18.0%

From: To: Increment:
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€100 €499 €50
€500 €999 €100
€1,000 €3,999 €200
€4,000 €19,999 €500
€20,000 €49,999 €1,000
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Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

TERMS OF SALE AND BIDS

The sale will be conducted in Euros (€).
Purchasers pay in addition to the hammer price, a buyer's premium from 0 to
€ 500 000: 25% (20,90 % + VAT).
For amounts superior to € 500 000: 18% (15,05% + VAT).
Lots from outside the EEC: (indentified by an*). In addition to the commissions and
taxes indicated above, an additional import VAT will be charged (7% of the hammer
price, 19,6% for jewelry).
For any member of the EEC, non assembled stones are liable to VAT 19,6%.
The auctioneer is bound by the indications in the catalogue, modified only by
eventual announcements made at the time of the sale noted into the legal records
thereof. Prospective bidders should inspect the property before bidding to determine
its condition, size, and wether or not it has been repaired, restored or repainted.
Exhibitions prior to the sale at Marc-Arthur Kohn or on the sale point permits buyers
to establish the condition of the works offered for sale, and therefore no claims will
be accepted after the fall of the hammer.

BIDS
Biddings will be in accordance with the lot numbers listed in the catalogue or as
announced by the auctioneer, and will be in increments determined by the auctioneer.
The highest and last bidder will be the purchaser. Should the auctioneer recognize
two simultaneous bids on an object, the lot will be put up for sale again and all
those present in the sale room may participate in this second opportunity to bid.

ABSENTEE BIDS AND TELEPHONE BIDS
If you wish to make a bid in writing or a telephone bid, we have to receive no later
than two days before the sale your instructions accompanied by your bank references.
In the event of identical bids, the earliest will take precedence. Telephone bids are
a free service designed for clients unable to be present at an auction. Marc-Arthur
Kohn cannot be held responsible for any problems due to technical difficulties.

COLLECTION OF PURCHASES
If payment is made by cheque or by wire transfer, lots cannot be withdrawn until the
payment has been cleared. From the moment the hammer falls, sold items will become
the exclusive responsibility of the buyer. The buyer will be solely responsible for the
insurance. Marc-Arthur Kohn assumes no liability for any damage to items. Buyers at
Marc-Arthur Kohn are requested to confirm with Marc-Arthur Kohn before withdrawing
their purchases. Kohn has several storage warehouses. An export licence can take four
or six weeks to process, although this time may be significantly reduced depending
upon how promptly the buyer supplies the necessary information to Marc-Arthur KOHN.
Law and jurisdiction :
These Conditions of purchase are governed by french law exclusively.
Any dispute shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Paris.
Toutes les conversations téléphoniques sont susceptibles d'être enregistrées
pendant la vente.
LES LOTS PHOTOGRAPHIÉS ONT PU ÊTRE AGRANDIS OU RÉDUITS ET NE
SONT PLUS À L'ÉCHELLE.
CES PHOTOGRAPHIES N'ONT DONC PAS DE VALEUR CONTRACTUELLE.
Les lots suivis d'un astérisque sont vendus pour le compte de l'un des experts.
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Shipping Terms

If payment is made by cheque or by wire transfer, lots cannot be withdrawn until the payment has been cleared. From the moment the hammer falls, sold items will become the exclusive responsibility of the buyer. The buyer will be solely responsible for the insurance. Marc-Arthur Kohn assumes no liability for any damage to items. Buyers at Marc-Arthur Kohn are requested to confirm with Marc-Arthur Kohn before withdrawing their purchases. Kohn has several storage warehouses. An export licence can take four or six weeks to process, although this time may be significantly reduced depending upon how promptly the buyer supplies the necessary information to Marc-Arthur KOHN.

Premium

The sale will be conducted in Euros (€).
Purchasers pay in addition to the hammer price, a buyer's premium from 0 to € 500 000: 25% (20,90 % + VAT).
For amounts superior to € 500 000: 18% (15,05% + VAT).
Lots from outside the EEC: (indentified by an*). In addition to the commissions and taxes indicated above, an additional import VAT will be charged (7% of the hammer price, 19,6% for jewelry).
For any member of the EEC, non assembled stones are liable to VAT 19,6%.

Internet Fee:
Please note that the Internet fee is included in our premium. There are no additional Internet charges.

Payment

The purchaser will be authorized to pay by the following means:
- in cash: up to €3,000, costs and taxes included, for French citizen, up to €15,000, costs and taxes included, for foreign citizen on presentation of their identity papers.
- By credit card: Visa, MasterCard or American Express (in case of payment by American Express, a 1,85% additional commission corresponding to cashing costs will be collected).

The lot will be delivered to the buyer only after the entire payment of the price, costs and taxes.

In the meantime Marc-Arthur Kohn Auction may invoice to the buyer the costs of storage of the lot, and if applicable the costs of handling and transport.

Should the buyer fail to pay the amount due, and after notice to pay has been given by Marc-Arthur Kohn Auction to the buyer without success, at the seller's request, the lot is re-offered for sale, under the French procedure known as "procédure de folle enchère".

If the seller does not make this request within a month from the date of the sale, the sale will be automatically cancelled, without prejudice to any damages owed by the defaulting buyer.

In addition, Marc-Arthur Kohn Auction reserves the right to claim against the defaulting buyer, at their option: - interest at the legal rate increased by five points, - the reimbursement of additional costs generated by the buyer's default, - the payment of the difference between the initial hammer price and the price of sale after "procédure de folle enchère" if it is inferior as well as the costs generated by the new auction.

Marc-Arthur Kohn Auction also reserves the right to set off any amount Marc-Arthur Kohn Auction may owe the defaulting buyer with the amounts to be paid by the defaulting buyer.

Marc-Arthur Kohn Auction reserves the right to exclude from any future auction, any bidder who has been a defaulting buyer or who has not fulfilled these general conditions of purchase.

Condition

The auctioneer is bound by the indications in the catalogue, modified only by eventual announcements made at the time of the sale noted into the legal records thereof. Prospective bidders should inspect the property before bidding to determine its condition, size, and wether or not it has been repaired, restored or repainted.

Exhibitions prior to the sale at Marc-Arthur Kohn or on the sale point permits buyers to establish the condition of the works offered for sale, and therefore no claims will be accepted after the fall of the hammer.

Contract

Biddings will be in accordance with the lot numbers listed in the catalogue or as announced by the auctioneer, and will be in increments determined by the auctioneer.

The highest and last bidder will be the purchaser. Should the auctioneer recognize two simultaneous bids on an object, the lot will be put up for sale again and all those present in the sale room may participate in this second opportunity to bid.

Law and jurisdiction :
These Conditions of purchase are governed by french law exclusively.
Any dispute shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Paris.