Lot 9
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A pair of Louis XV carved beechwood bergères by Jacques-Jean-Baptiste Tilliard mid-18th century, stamped Tilliard

10,000 - 15,000 USD
17,500 USD
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  • beechwood, upholstery
  • Length of each:  39  1/4  inches
    Width of each:  29  1/4  inches
    Height of each:  26 inches


The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973

Catalogue Note

Jacques-Jean-Baptiste Tilliard (1723-1798, maître in 1752) served a long apprenticeship in the workshop of his celebrated father, Jean-Baptiste Tilliard. He took over his father's atelier in the rue de Cléry, Aux Armes de France, and in 1766 succeeded him as menuisier du Garde-Meuble du Roi. Jacques-Jean-Baptiste Tilliard ran the workshop until the time of the Revolution. His clientele included the royal family (e.g. an important commission in 1777 for the private wardrobe of Princess Victoire at Versailles), the Prince de Soubise, the Ducs d'Aiguillon and d'Antin, the Duchesse de Mazarin and the Duchesse de Parme, daughter of Louis XV. While these bergères are probably by Jacques-Jean-Baptiste Tilliard, they could be by his father, Jean-Baptiste. Both father and son shared one workshop and the same stamp; therefore, it is difficult to attribute pieces to either one or the other with certainty.