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A LOUIS XV/XVI TRANSITIONAL ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
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A LOUIS XV/XVI TRANSITIONAL ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

BY JEAN POPSEL, CIRCA 1770

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A LOUIS XV/XVI TRANSITIONAL ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
BY JEAN POPSEL, CIRCA 1770
The grey moulded marble top above a pair of drawers, on cabriole legs, stamped 'POPSEL' twice and 'JME' three times
33½ in. (85 cm.) high; 31½ in. (80 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep
Provenance
Almost certainly F. Jones, Tavistock Street, Bedford, where acquired on 5 September 1936 (£35).
Illustrated in situ in a sketch by Sir Albert Richardson, P.R.A. of circa 1937.
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Jean Popsel, maître in 1755, was a German émigré ébéniste working in Paris. He opened his first workshop at rue Traversiére then moved to rue Saint-Nicolas at the end of the reign of Louis XV where he remained until just prior to the revolution.
A closely related commode by Popsel was sold, Christie's New York, 18 October 2002, lot 653.

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