Hübscher Damen-Schreibtisch in der Art von Jacques Bircklé, Frankreich, spätes 18. Jh.


A Lady's desk of elegant small proportion. The rectangular top inlaid with trellis-work parquetry, above four small and one long drawer, each inlaid with trellis-work and fillet banding, on square tapering legs. The top is enriched with an additional slide protruding to the front. The design and proportions of this desk are based on a dressing table by the ebenist Jacques Bircklé (1734-1803). He worked in the rue Charenton and the rue Saint-Nicolas producing large numbers of pieces of medium and high quality. The workshop was carried on until 1835 by his son. Nearly 20 years after obtaining his maîtrise in 1764, Bircklé began to supply pieces to the Queen for Saint-Cloud and to other members of the royal family. Indeed most of his known work is in the Transitional or Louis XVI style. He was noted for his sparing use of metal mounts. In restored condition with a new French polish finish. See: Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français Du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 2008, p. 74-77, ill. 77b


OF THE PERIOD: Louis XVI, late 18th ct.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Marquetry wood, gilt bronze
CONDITION: Good. Restored with a new French polish
HEIGHT:
75 cm (29.53 in.)
WIDTH: 84 cm (33.07 in. )
DEPTH: 43 cm (16.93 in. )
Price Upon Request

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