A rare pair of fine quality mahogany library armchairs, by Jeanselme Père et Fils– one of the foremost Parisian cabinet-makers.
French, circa 1855.


Why we like them

A superbly elegant pair of armchairs. Will look stunning in proper upholstery.


The Parisian firm of Jeanselme, founded in the early 1820s and known as Jeanselme Frères from 1829, specialized in the design and manufacture of chairs and filled many orders for the Imperial households with part of their output remaining in the Mobilier National (see G. Janneau, Le Mobilier Français, les Sièges, Paris, 1999, p. 198). The firm is perhaps however best known for having acquired the workshops of Jacob in 1847.


Condition: for reupholstery.

Pair of 19th Century Library Armchairs

  • Height: 41.25 inches / 105 cm

    Width: 26.75 inches / 68 cm

    Depth: 31 inches / 79 cm

    Seat height: 15.75 inches / 40 cm

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