26 November 1996,
Price realised GBP 5,750
GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD AND FLORAL MARQUETRY ENCOIGNURE
By Jean Lapie
The waved moulded triangular brêche d'Alep marble top above a door decorated with flowers and foliage issuing from a ribbon-tie, flanked by further foliate panels to the concave angles, above a waved apron and on cabriole legs, stamped 'J. LAPIE' and 'JME', the central leg replaced, the marble chipped to the back, restorations
31 in. (79 cm.) wide; 35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 22½ in. (57 cm.) deep
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Jean Lapie, maître in 1762.
A closely related pair of encoignures, also stamped by Lapie, is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 474.
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