Transition Commode (1750-1774) inlaid on the three sides with amaranth and tulipwood "en ailes de papillon", opening by two drawers without cross.
The rosewood veneer has an elegant motif called "en ailes de papillon" ("butterfly wings"), based on the choice and quality of the rosewood veins, and their arrangement in order to obtain a motif, in a Greek-style amaranth frame highlighted with satinwood fillets. The front uprights are rounded with decor of simulated rosewood flutes highlighted with fine satinwoods fillets while the rear uprights are notched, also decorated with a simulated flutes.
It is ornamented with delicates chiselled and gilded bronzes. The lock entries are shaped like medallions adorned with ribbon bows and laurels wreaths, the handles are shaped like laurel wreaths, the "cul-de-lampe" has antique ornaments such as firepot, drops, Greek, but also scrolls and foliage.
It rests on four elegantly arched feet adorned with scraps of rosewood and bronze clogs.
beautiful red breccia marble.
Stamped Jacques-Pierre LETELLIER and Jurande des Menuisiers Ébénistes (JME).
3rd quarter of the 18th century.
JACQUES-PIERRE LETELLIER, master in 1767
Jacques-Pierre Letellier, born around 1745, is the son of a seats carpenter with the same first names. He obtained his master's degree on December 16, 1767 and settled in rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris, where he worked as a cabinetmaker for twenty years.
He produced Louis XVI and Transition furniture of good quality, in rosewood veneered. He uses "Greek-style" net ornaments as well as trellis or landscape marquetry.
MUSEUMS AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
• VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDRES, mahogany table.
• KJELLBERG Pierre, "Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe siècle", Éditions de l’Amateur, 2008.
• SALVERTE comte François de, "Les Ébénistes du XVIIIe siècle", Les Éditions d’Art et d’Histoire, 1934.
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