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Bouillotte table stamped J.Lapie, Paris Louis XVI period
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Ref : 96457
9 800 €
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Jean Lapie
Provenance :
France-Paris
Medium :
Rosewood, kingwood, sycomore
Dimensions :
H. 27.76 inch | Ø 19.88 inch
Furniture  - Bouillotte table stamped J.Lapie, Paris Louis XVI period 18th century - Bouillotte table stamped J.Lapie, Paris Louis XVI period Louis XVI - Bouillotte table stamped J.Lapie, Paris Louis XVI period Antiquités - Bouillotte table stamped J.Lapie, Paris Louis XVI period
Franck Baptiste Provence

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Bouillotte table stamped J.Lapie, Paris Louis XVI period

Beautiful circular hot water bottle table* in precious wood marquetry (rosewood, boxwood, rosewood, green tinted sycamore)
It opens with a drawer in front and rests on four fluted spindle legs.
The crosspieces are decorated with a delicate "queen marquetry" composed of a frieze of interlacing centered with quatrefoils.
Aleppo breccia marble top surrounded by a finely openwork bronze gallery. (marble restoration)

Good state of preservation.

J.Lapie* stamp and JME guild hallmark under the frame.

French work from the Louis XVI period by Jean Lapie.

Dimensions:

Height: 70.5 cm, Diameter: 50.5 cm

* The bouillotte table has several uses, it serves as a table for writing, eating and playing.
But it is indeed from the eponymous game that it takes its name.
La Bouillotte is indeed a card game of chance and intimidation dating from the 1770s, that is to say from the end of the reign of Louis XV or the beginning of that of Louis XVI and this contrary to a very widespread idea of its invention during the Directory.
La Bouillotte was not a new game, but an adaptation of Brelan that allowed many people to participate. Where a part of Brelan was limited in time, the Bouillotte only stopped for lack of participants. Indeed, although only five players were active, seated at the table, others were waiting their turn to replace one of the five as soon as he was stripped. The disengaged player could return to the game in turn. This characteristic of the Bouillotte sometimes caused it to be called Brelan perpetual.
La Bouillotte was played assiduously until around the middle of the 19th century. To equip the living rooms, the cabinetmakers made Bouillotte tables which were not necessarily covered with marble, but could be of various woods such as mahogany. The Bouillotte table was round, of a size depending on the number of players, which could go from two to five, and covered with a green cloth. When it was covered with a marble slab, it was surrounded by a copper gallery in which the stopper was embedded, covered with leather on one side and a green carpet on the other, giving the table three functions: pedestal table, writing and playing table.
To illuminate the table during game evenings, first so-called "Bouillotte" torches were placed there, then similarly named lamps.

* Jean Lapie said the young is a cabinetmaker born in Paris in 1734 and received master on July 31, 1762, he is the brother of Nicolas Alexandre Lapie.
His workshop-store, where he worked for merchants and upholsterers, was established on rue de Charenton.
His production was not very important but he will bring diversity and fantasy to his works.
His Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture is decorated with wood veneer, mahogany, rosewood, ebony and inlaid with flowers on a dark background, geometric tiled designs or lacquer and varnish in the taste of Extreme. -East.

Our opinion :

With its luxurious Aleppo breccia marble and its queen marquetry, the table we are presenting is a luxury variant of the traditional mahogany bouillotte table.
It was made in the 1770/1780 decade and therefore directly follows the appearance of this new game in the salons of the nobility.
Easily placed, it can be used for several purposes or simply serve as a small piece of extra furniture, in the middle of a room or at the end of a sofa.

Franck Baptiste Provence

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Table & Gueridon Louis XVI