18 October 2002,
Price realised USD 5,378
USD 5,000 - USD 8,000
A LOUIS XV/XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
Circa 1770, stamped POPSEL JME, remounted
The mottled black marble top above a case fitted with a pair of drawers, on cabriole legs
34¼in. (87cm.) high, 38in. (96.5cm.) wide, 20in. (51cm.) deep
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Jean Popsel, maître in 1755.
German ébéniste Jean Popsel opened his first workshop at rue Traversière then moved to rue Saint-Nicolas at the end of the reign of Louis XV until just before the Revolution. His stamp remains the smallest recorded eighteenth century ébéniste stamp at under 4mm high.
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