Duchesse d'enfant brisée (child’s chair)
On View In:
Gallery 314
Artist:   Georges Jacob  
Title:   Duchesse d'enfant brisée (child’s chair)  
Date:   c. 1780  
Medium:   Wood, gilt (modern upholstery)  
Dimensions:   30 1/4 x 24 x 21 1/2 in. (76.84 x 60.96 x 54.61 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of funds from Mrs. Carolyn Groves  
Location:   Gallery 314  

Georges Jacob, one of the foremost cabinet and chairmakers in France in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, furnished the apartments of the nobility and the royal family of France. This elegant early neoclassical daybed with its separate ottoman, stamped by Jacob on the frame, was probably commissioned for a child or a very small adult.

Name:   Jacob, Georges  
Nationality:   French  
Life Dates:   French, 1739-1814  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Mark Stamped [GüIACOB]  
Classification:   Furniture  
Physical Description:   with arched, padded back within molded frame crisply carved with twin rose blossoms, summer flowers and guilloche, with padded acanthus-carved scroll arms above incurved supports carved as entwined reeded cornucopiae with crisp floral bouquets; the loose cushion seat within molded ancanthus - carved seat rail, on short cabriole legs haeded by paterae and acanthus, ending in scroll toes; upholstered in floral striped silk.  
Creation Place:   Europe, France, , ,  
Accession #:  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts