We present a unique Transition period commode stamped Jacques BIRCKLE.
The entire front and sides fully worked to light curve. It opens with five drawers on three rows through concealed. The three drawers under the marble simulating a belt decorated with braces quatrefoils. Precious inlaid flower vases in a laurel wreath laying on an entablature checkerboard perspective stained wood. The slightly domed projection decorated with a delicate table representing a bucolic hamlet in a wide inlaid environment simulating a frame.
This chest of drawers can be considered as a major work of the master cabinetmaker Jacques BIRCKLE (1734-7 March 1803) received master July 30, 1764.
- Outstanding Original bronzes, carved and gilded period in ormolu,
- Locks and original key,
International Grand Collection
- Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs
- Paris, Musée Cognacq-Jay
- Paris, Petit Palais
- Versailles, Musée Lambinet
A similar model - unstamped - (private collection, archives Gallery GISMONDI) is represented in KJELLBERG Pierre. French furniture of the eighteenth century, Paris, Les Editions de l'Amateur, 1998, p. 74
Bircklé, Jacques, one of the suppliers of Furniture Guard under Louis XVI. He was called in 1785 to work for the royal furniture. He produced many pieces for serving the Children of France, Duke of Orleans, the Marquis d'Aumont, Mr. de Calonne, princesses and Tingry Lambale. In 1787, he gave more convenient for the apartments of the Queen St. Cloud.
Actively conspired to furnish the flag of Madame Elisabeth Grand Montreuil. Its supplies Crown ceased in 1789, but his house was still operating under and after the French Revolution.
COMTE DE SALVERTE François. The Cabinet Makers of the 18th century
12 000 €