A LATE LOUIS XV BOIS SATINE, TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
A LATE LOUIS XV BOIS SATINE, TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

BY JACQUES BIRCKLE, CIRCA 1760

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A LATE LOUIS XV BOIS SATINE, TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
BY JACQUES BIRCKLE, CIRCA 1760
With rouge royale marble top above a pair of drawers inlaid with a musical trophy flanked by lovebird trophies, the sides with ribbon-tied floral bouquets, on cabriole legs, stamped five times J. BIRCKLE and once JME beneath top on both sides
35 in. (89 cm.) high, 38 in. (97 cm.) wide, 21¼ in. (54 cm.) deep
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Acquired from Galerie Perrin, Paris.

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Lot Essay

Jacques Birckle, maître in 1764.

Birckle's production included numerous commodes and small tables decorated with detailed marquetry, with a recurrence of particular themes: vases of flowers, urns, draperies, ribbons, scenes à l' antique, landscapes and trophies, such as those on this commode. Several closely related commodes with trophy marquetry are known, including one sold anonymously, Chayette-Cheval, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 23 March 1995, lot 166; another sold anonymously, Christie's, Monaco, 12 December 1999, lot 991; a third example sold anonymously at Aguttes, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 12 December 2006, lot 216. A further closely related commode is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIeme Siècle, Paris, 1998, pp. 73, pl. E. and a virtually identical example is illustrated in J. Nicolay L'Art et la Manière des Maîtres Ebénistes Français au XVIIIe Siècle, Vol. I, Paris, 1976, p. 59, Fig. F.
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