A couple of extremely fine Louis XVI Encoignures - Paris - Jacques-Pierre Letellier around 1780




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Tulip wood, amaranth, maple and other fine, lavishly fire-shaded, engraved and colored woods, the bronze fittings finely chiseled and fire-gilded. Signed with stamp under the plate. The body is supported by graceful round legs, the veneered fluting of which is continued in the side pilaster strips. The door panels are each adorned with a bound bouquet of naturalistically inlaid flowers in a braided ribbon frame.

A delicate, applied ornament band runs under the original, gray-purple marble slabs - characteristic of works from Letellier’s workshop. Letellier’s (born around 1745, master 1767) mastering of the art of inlay is demonstrated by the few chests of drawers and tables he signed, on which he preferred to combine ornaments in the Greek style with typical Louis XVI motifs.

Height 88 cm, width 72 cm, depth 53 cm.

Salverte, “Les ébénistes du XVIII siècle”, Paris 1934, p. 213-214.



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