Offered by Gérardin et Cie
17th & 18th centuries Furniture and Statuary
Small chest of drawers called "sauteuse" from the Transition period, with a slight central projection and rounded uprights, stamped J.Lapie for Jean Lapie, received master on July 31, 1762.
It opens with two drawers without crossbars, veneered in rosewood frieze arranged in butterfly wings in ''Greek style'' net frames tinted green on a satin background.
It rests on four arched legs joined by a fretted crosspiece.
Gray veined marble top.
The stamp and hallmark of Jurande des Maîtres Ébénistes (JME) are visible under the marble on the rear right upright.
H. 86 cm - W. 74 cm - D. 41 cm
France – Parisian work
Rosewood and satin
J. Lapie stamp and JME hallmark
Jean Lapie, known as the younger, brother of Nicolas-Alexandre Lapie, received his master's degree on July 31, 1762.
He established his workshop-store in rue de Charenton where many merchants and upholsterers got their supplies.
His production is not very important but he brings diversity and fantasy to his works. Its Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture is decorated with wood veneer, mahogany, rosewood, ebony and inlaid with flowers on a dark background, geometric designs or lacquer and varnish in the taste of Extreme- East.
The upholsterer Maugé, rue Saint-André-des-Arts, bought several works from him with hinged doors on the backs of books, among others a curious dresser as a secretary disguised as a library.
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We deliver in France and abroad, either ourselves or through qualified carriers and freight forwarders.
12 000 €