c. 1825, France, (2) armchairs and (8) side mahogany dining chairs each with ebony thread-inlaid crest rail, padded back, and seat covered in gold horsehair, on scrolled legs, each stamped "J.J. Werner" to seat rail, Jean-Jacques Werner (French/Swiss, 1791-1849), 36"h x 20.25"w x 19.5"d - PROVENANCE: Property from the Collection of a Recording Industry Executive, Palm Beach FL; Christie's NY Oct. 21, 2005 lot 414 (sold for $48,000) - NOTES/LITERATURE: Jean-Jacques Werner was born in Berne, Switzerland, and is the most celebrated ebeniste of the Restauration Period. Werner, who established his business in Paris in 1812, specialized in the production of furniture made from indigenous woods. One of his greatest strengths was the exceptional quality of his choice of woods, especially ash, elm, yew, and mulberry. Werner won silver medals for his work at the Expositions of 1819, 1823, 1827, and 1834, and had many commissions from the French nobility and foreign princes, thereby receiving the title of "fournisseur et d_corateur de sa maison" to the King of Bavaria. A number of Wernerês works are in private collections and among museums such as the Mus_e des Arts Decoratifs, the Musee de Chateau de Versailles, Grand Trianon, and the Palais Lenchtenberg in Munich.
Good, age appropriate wear, some stains to upholstery