Very nice flat mahogany desk opening by three drawers in belt resting on two very beautiful sides in console finished by exceptional claw feet. Stamped of Jacob D. Jacob D. Francois Honore forms a new association with his father, under the name of Jacob Desmalter et Cie. He was appointed cabinet-maker of the Emperor. He made a multitude of furniture and seats destined for all the palaces which Napoleon had restored in his vast States. Very nice leather morocco on the top.
This desk is the result of the ateler of the Jacob Desmalter house born of the association of famous cabinetmakers Jacob, François Honoré Georges (1770-1841) and his father Georges (1739-1814). Rectangular in shape with its powerful console feet finished with claws, it is characteristic of the work of the House Jacob Desmalter circa 1810.We find these pure forms, the abundant use of mahogany without flourish and these clawed feet, especially in the desk which was delivered for the emperor at the Grand Trianon.