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Jacques MALOT

Friday 18 December 2015, by Barbara Cogollos

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PAIRE DE CONSOLES LOUIS XVI, UNE D’EPOQUE ESTAMPILLEE MALOT, L’AUTRE AU MODELE (XIXe)
(hauteur) 84,5cm x (largeur) 93,5cm x (profondeur) 46,5cm

We have little information about this craftsman. Jacques Malot is a carpenter of the eighteenth century, he became a master in 1748. He settled Clery street and Montorgueil street and finally the Cossonerie street in Paris. He was quickly known for its various furniture often simple enough on an aesthetic level but always gracious and manufactured with the greatest care. He was known for his chairs, of styles, Louis XV or Louis XVI, often without any ornament but considered as the embodied refinement. He retired from business in 1775.

Although his production was certainly rather consequent, most of his furniture were lost or destroyed during the last centuries. Nowadays we only know few examples of furniture of Jacques Malot.

The pair of consoles that we propose is composed of the original stamped by this great master carpenter of the eighteenth followed a high quality replica made in the nineteenth. MALOT consoles are rare, one we offer, in terms of its refined and precious ornamentation is certainly the result of a prestigious order. In addition, the work of sculpture and complex and sophisticated ornamentation actually an atypical production, which moves away from the generally more "wise" style of this great craftman.

Note that despite their rarity, stamped MALOT furniture are sometimes presented in auctions. Include the PIASA sale of 26 June 2001 on a pair of large armchairs flat back auctioned € 27,441 and the sale of 26 June 2005 PILLET Auction where a pair of single casks lacquered wood chairs and molded was awarded € 3,500 .

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