Francois Honore' Georges Jacob Desmalter
An Empire ormolu mounted mahogany armchair
First half XIX c.
92 x 65 x 65 cm (36 ¹/₄ x 25 ⁵/₈ x 25 ⁵/₈ inches)
An Empire ormolu mounted mahogany armchair, attributed to Francois Honore' Georges Jacob Desmalter (1770-1841). A very similar earlier tilt wood armchair in Compiegne Castle was delivered by Jacob Desmalter in 1809 for la chambre de l'imperatrice.
A North Italian fruitwood, walnut, ebony , boxwood, tulipwood and kingwood microcarving portrait relief miniature attributed to Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820), depicting a standing Mars with cuirass, feathered helmet and sword, holding a spear with his right and a shield on his left hand.