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PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Louis XV painted and parcel-gilt lit à la turque by Jean-Baptiste Tilliard, circa 1760
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PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Louis XV painted and parcel-gilt lit à la turque by Jean-Baptiste Tilliard, circa 1760
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A Louis XV painted and parcel-gilt lit à la turque by Jean-Baptiste Tilliard, circa 1760
with a drop-in seat, upholstered in embroidered silk, stamped three times TILLIARD
88cm. high, 180cm. wide, 68cm. deep; 2ft. 10¾in., 5ft. 11in., 2ft. 2¾in.
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This remarkable and delicately sculpted lit à la turque perfectly embodies the characteristics of the full Louis XV style that best expressed itself in such inventive pieces of furniture which would adorn the private apartments of French hôtels particuliers and chateaux, where this bed would have been placed sideways against a wall, sometimes accompanied by a baldachin.

Jean-Baptiste I Tilliard (1686-1766, maître 1717) and his son Jean-Baptiste II (1723-1797, maître 1752) are widely considered two of the most talented menuisiers of the 18th century, the father active for the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne during the 1730s, and delivering in 1737-1739 seat furniture for the King and Queen at Versailles, thus contributing to the emergence of a mature rocaille. The Tilliards’ other patrons included the Marquise de Soubise, the Marquise de Pompadour, and several marchands-merciers, with Jean-Baptiste II becoming a favourite of Madame Victoire and Madame Elisabeth. Upon his retirement in 1764 his son, Jacques Jean-Baptiste took over the atelier, maintaining his father’s stamp, until the Revolution.

In its Louis XV expression, the Tilliards' oeuvre is distinguished by the high quality of the construction and a carving that is never too flamboyant. Signature elements include the motif of a heart inscribed in a cartouche. Notable pieces are housed in museum throughout the world, and include an ottomane veilleuse at the Metropolitan Museum, New York (1982.60.72) and another day bed at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (W.5:1,2-1956). One lit à la turque attributed to Tilliard is now in the Getty Museum (86.DA.535).

European Taste: Property from three distinguished Swiss collections

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