Excellent Louis XV-Commode, so-called “Sauteuse”, stamped “J.BIRCKLE”, Mid 18th Century
2021 WILL AGAIN be a very challenging year for all of us – it is all the more important to open our eyes to the beautiful things in life that are able to charm us even in these times.
Our latest addition is a piece that makes our hearts beat faster and that we are proud to present to you:
this highly representative Louis XV chest of drawers, a so-called “sauteuse” was made around 1760 by the important Parisian cabinet maker Jacques Bircklé (1734-1803), bearing his stamp. The chest of drawers exudes a graceful lightness in spite of its size due to its high, curved legs and stands out with its elaborate rosewood marquetry as well as with the excellent gold-plated bronze applications in the “pittoresque style” typical of the time.
Its maker, Jacques Bircklé, received his master’s title in 1764, but had already worked independently in Paris before that and enjoyed a high reputation for the excellent quality of his work. He was already supplying the Parisian aristocratic society in the 1760s. In the course of his career he received commissions from Marie-Antoinette, the Duc d’Orleans and the Princesses de Lamballe and Tingry. Due to the turmoil of the revolution, the orders decreased, but the company was able to survive this difficult period and ran until 1825, later under the management of Bircklé’s son.
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