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A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY COMMODE BY JACQUES-PHILIPPE CAREL, CIRCA 1750
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A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY COMMODE BY JACQUES-PHILIPPE CAREL, CIRCA 1750
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L’Art de Vivre: Property from the Collection of Kathleen and Martin Field

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A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY COMMODE BY JACQUES-PHILIPPE CAREL, CIRCA 1750
with a brèche d'Alep marble top; stamped CAREL JME
Jacques-Philippe Carel (1685-1755), maître in 1723
height 34 1/2 in.; width 58 in.; depth 26 1/2 in.
87.5 cm; 147.5 cm; 67.5 cm
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Provenance

Galerie Maurice Segoura, Paris

Catalogue Note

Jacques-Philippe Carel was born in Paris but had family connections in Grenoble and is known to have traveled there in c.1712 to marry and work for a time in the workshop of Thomas Hache, part of a celebrated dynasty of regional cabinetmakers who specialized in naturalistic floral marquetry of exactly the type seen on the present lot.
Back in Paris where he became a master in 1723, Carel worked for highly prestigious clients including the Royal Household, to whom he supplied bureaux de pente for Madame de Pompadour at Bellevue and Mesdames Sophie et Louise, daughters of Louis XV, at Versailles (all three desks now at Versailles). Carel also received commissions from foreign courts including the King of Sweden at Drottningholm and the Prince of Württemberg.
An extremely similar commode stamped Carel with an almost identical composition of floral marquetry within cartouche borders was sold Christie's Paris, April 17, 2012, lot 157 (EUR 73,000).

L’Art de Vivre: Property from the Collection of Kathleen and Martin Field

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New York