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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION LOTS 63 - 88

A pair of carved giltwood bergères one stamped I Pothier Louis XV, mid 18th century
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION LOTS 63 - 88

A pair of carved giltwood bergères one stamped I Pothier Louis XV, mid 18th century
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A pair of carved giltwood bergères one stamped I Pothier Louis XV, mid 18th century
each with a curved padded back, arms and serpentine seat on cabriole legs, the knees carved with a stylisd scallopshell, within a moulded channelled frame; regilt; reblocked
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Provenance

Acquired from Mallett Antiques, London.

Catalogue Note

Jean-Jacques Pothier received Master 1750.

The stamp is of Jean-Jacques Pothier (active until c.1785), received maître in 1750. After marrying, Jean-Jacques Pothier settled as a menuisier-ébéniste in the rue Mazarine from where he moved to the rue de Bourbon around 1775-76. There is mention of him as a former`master-joiner' in 1786 which leads to the supposition that he left the trade in around 1780. Almost nothing is recorded regarding Pothier's clientele even though he manufactured very fine pieces. The quality of his work was so high that he had the opportunity to work on a regular basis with Georges Jacob which is evidenced by a number of pieces virtually identical to those coming from the celebrated Jacob workshop. His work covers the time between the mid 18th century and the last years before the revolution. His style became highly significant in the late 1760's with the neo-classical revival.

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