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MEDIUM Carved beechwood
  • Place Made: Paris, France
  • DATES ca. 1785
    DIMENSIONS 31 3/4 x 17 x 16 in. (80.6 x 43.2 x 40.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS "G*JACOB" stamped on inner side of rear stretcher; crown surmounting three fleur-de-lys within oval stamped on underside of front stretcher, a mark of French Royal Furniture.
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no iscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Estate of Mary Hayward Weir
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION George Jacob (1768-1803). Chair, ca. 1785. Carved beechwood, 31 3/4 x 17 x 16 in. (80.6 x 43.2 x 40.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Mary Hayward Weir, 68.202.3. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 68.202.3_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Side chair, Louis XVI, of gray, carved painted beech wood. Rectangular back with upholstered projecting panel in center; surrounding wooden frame carved in front; molded on sides. Upholstered "square" seat; skirt carved with strap work over darts. All four legs with stop-fluted shafts; acorn-like terminals. CONDITIONS - Excellent. Paint probably not original.
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