18th century Louis XV Transition Period marquetry side table or table chiffonière, stamped “J.P.LETELLIER” (born ca. 1745, master 1767):
A rectangular body with canted corners on cabriole legs holding three frieze drawers. Between the front legs a curved apron. The rectangular wooden top with rounded front corners and a small wooden gallery, sides and drawers with rectangular panel marquetry framed by contrasting banding. Key holes with Louis XVI gilt bronze mounts, the feet with Louis XV gilt bronze sabots. The inside of the bottom drawer shows the stamp of the 18th century Paris ebenist Jacques-Pierre Letellier (born circa 1745, master 1767) together with the stamp of the Paris jurande JME, as well as an old inventory or collection lable.
A very charming table chiffonière or side table for universal use, corresponding perfectly with either a classical or a modern ambiance.
Jacques-Pierre Letellier, born around 1745, obtained his master’s degree in 1767 and settled in rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine where he worked for about twenty years. Like his father, he was a manufacturer of quality chairs but he also produced Louis XVI furniture of good quality, in rosewood, framed “à la grecque” as well as some works decorated with trellis or landscape marquetry. A small so-called “Table travailleuse” is part of the Victoria & Albert Museum collection, London.
Literature: Pierre Kjellberg, Le mobilier francais du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 2008, p. 569-572.
Condition: very good, min. wear consistent with age and use, min, fading, French polish refreshed – detailed condition report on request