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Rare pair of curule stools in mahogany and mahogany veneer, Empire period, stamped JACOB DR MESLÉE, association between Georges Jacob and his son François Honoré Georges Jacob Desmalter between 1803 and 1813.

Very beautiful model decorated with bundles of palmettes on feet taking the form of rounded "X", united by a spacer with double inverted pears.

This Curule model is directly inspired by the symbol of ancient Rome.
La saddle curulis  or curule is the official seat of several Roman magistrates. Among the attributions of these dignitaries, figured in particular that of dispensing justice. However, this was made seated by the magistrate: on a platform, the curule chair was placed on which sat the person to whom the office of officer fell.
Justice, levying troops, taking the auspices, so many actions that were taken in a seated position.
Julius Caesar was given the right to use the curule anywhere, but he was accused of aspiring to royalty for having remained seated in the presence of the Senate.

The superiority of the emperor is revealed in details: among the consuls, the emperor remained seated on the curule. At the emperor's funeral, his effigy was placed on a curule chair.

La saddle curulis, in Roman antiquity, is always square in shape, supported by curved legs. Two models coexist:
-Either the feet are parallel and straight -Either the feet are made in X, like pincers.
The antique “ curule ” does not have a backrest or arms.

As legal actions, for example, can be carried out anywhere, the curule chair is made to be extremely maneuverable.

La forme de ce siège a été reprise par le style Directoire au début du xixe siècle, notamment sous le 1er Empire, where Napoleon intended it in particular for these marshals.

The "pincer" shape of this pair of curules is particularly rare and sought after, similar examples can be seen in the palaces of Fontainebleau, Compiègne and Malmaison.

Very good state of conservation, perfect stability (without reinforcement).
Horsehair trim, very beautiful upholstery in perfect condition.

Empire period, 1805-1810

Stamped JACOB DR MESLÉE (1803-1813).

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Jacob D R Meslée, Rare Pair Of Empire Period Stamped Curules.


    Height: 17,3 inches
    Length: 17,7 inches
    Width: 15,15 inches


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