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Corner cupboard stamped J.-B. TUART, Louis XV period, 18th century
Corner cupboard stamped J.-B. TUART, Louis XV period, 18th century - Furniture Style Louis XV Corner cupboard stamped J.-B. TUART, Louis XV period, 18th century -
Ref : 82665
3 200 €
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Jean-Baptiste TUART
Provenance :
Paris, France
Medium :
Tulipwood, rosewood, gilded bronze, marble
Dimensions :
L. 29.53 inch X H. 34.25 inch X P. 19.69 inch
Furniture  - Corner cupboard stamped J.-B. TUART, Louis XV period, 18th century
Baptiste Jamez

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Corner cupboard stamped J.-B. TUART, Louis XV period, 18th century

Corner cupboard with curved face in tulipwood veneer, boxwood filets and rosewood. It opens with two leaves on the front revealing a shelf, framed by uprights with flat ribs with reserves, also highlighted with fine boxwood nets.

The eventful belt has a cul de lamp decorated with a very beautiful asymmetrical Louis XV shell in finely chiseled and gilded bronze.
Entrances of locks with medallions adorned with a knot and a hanging garland, probably posterior.

Beautiful sarrancolin marble top.

Louis XV period


JEAN-BAPTISTE TUART I, master in 1741, supplier to the Court

Jean-Baptiste I Tuart is one of the best Parisian cabinetmakers of the second third of the 18th century. After gaining mastery in February 1741, he established his workshop in the cloister of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois and quickly became widely known among Parisian amateurs.
The quality of its inlays attracts the attention of the royal administration. Between 1744 and 1753, TUART supplied the Menus-Plaisirs of King LOUIS XV, a department then responsible for the organization of ceremonies and other court performances, with various works in Indian wood, including two folding tables with crowbars, garnished of green velvet, with golden springs, for the service of the Dauphin.

Its elegant furniture carries the classic style high, marrying harmonious forms with crimps and floral inlays of great refinement, close to the work of master cabinetmaker Léonard BOUDIN, alongside whom we will find his stamp with several times.

Jean-Baptiste TUART is always mentioned in 1767. He certainly collaborates with his son, who worked for some time with him before establishing himself in 1760 as a master tablet maker and who, in the years 1770-1775, was one of the merchants of most famous furniture and porcelain in Paris, selling his father's furniture, perhaps his own works as well as pieces made among others by cabinet makers BOUDIN, BURY, MONDON, POPSEL, TOPINO. It seems to cease its activity before the beginning of the reign of Louis XVI and died in 1781.
Nowadays, some of his works belong to large private and public collections such as the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


MUSEUMS & PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

• MUSÉE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS, PARIS, "Prie-Dieu secrétaire", oak, amaranth marquetry, satin, charm, fir, boxwood, inv. MAD 38659.
• METROPOLITAN MUSEUM, NEW YORK, "Slant-top desk" (Bureau de pente) rosewood, satin, tulipwood, violet wood, leather, mid-18th century, inv. 26.168.74 (ancienne collection Collis P. Huntington).


EXHIBITIONS

• "Small Talk. Konstantin Grcic dialogue avec le musée des arts décoratifs", Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 18 October 2007 - 27 January 2008.
• "Ébénistes et secrets de meubles aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles", Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 21 June 2014.
• "Paris: Life & Luxury", J. P. Getty Museum, Los Angeles, April 26 – August 7, 2011.
• "Paris: Life & Luxury", Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, September 18 ) December 10, 2011.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

• CHRISMAN-CAMPBELL Kimberly, DEJEAN Joan, BJÖRN KERBER Peter, HELLMAN Mimi, Paris: Life & Luxury in the Eighteenth Century, Getty Publications, 2011, p.117.
• GONZALES-PALACIOS Alvar, DAUSSY Henri, Les Ébénistes du style Louis XV, Payot, pp 148-150.
• KJELLBERG Pierre, Le Mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris 2008.
• KENNY Peter M., LANNUIER Charles Honoré, BRETTER Frances F., LEBEN Ulrich, Honoré Lannuier, Cabinet Maker from Paris: The Life and Work of a French Ébéniste in Federal New York, Metropoltan Museum of Art, New York, 1998.
• PRADÈRE Alexandre, Les ébénistes français de Louis XIV à la Révolution, Éditions du Chêne, 1989.
• PRADÈRE Alexandre, French Furniture Makers, The Art of the Ébéniste from Louis XIV to the Revolution, J. Paul Getty, Malibu, 1989, page 322.
• SALVERTE Comte François de, Les Ébénistes du XVIIIe siècle, Les Éditions d'Art et d'Histoire, 1934.

Baptiste Jamez

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Corner cabinet Louis XV