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A Louis XV White Painted and Parcel Gilt Bergère en Gondole by Pierre Plée, Circa 1767

Estimate:

2,500 - 3,500 USD

Property from a Coral Gables Collection

A Louis XV White Painted and Parcel Gilt Bergère en Gondole by Pierre Plée, Circa 1767

A Louis XV White Painted and Parcel Gilt Bergère en Gondole by Pierre Plée, Circa 1767

Estimate:

2,500 - 3,500 USD

Lot sold:

3,780

USD

Property from a Coral Gables Collection


A Louis XV White Painted and Parcel Gilt Bergère en Gondole by Pierre Plée, Circa 1767


stamped J. PLEE and JME twice; decoration refreshed


Pierre Plée, maître in 1767


height 38 ¾ in.; width 25 ¼ in.; depth 19 in.

98.4 cm; 64.1 cm; 48.3 cm

Structurally sound and ready to use. With scattered chips, flakes, and small losses to painted and parcel gilt surface decoration. Feet tipped. Old repaired break to proper right front seat rail. A few scattered minor inactive wormholes underneath. Later front support blocks underneath. Some shrinkage at joints, commensurate with age. Upholstery in generally good condition with the expected wear, marks, and a few loose threads.


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Christie's Monaco, 10 December 2000, lot 675

Pierre Plée (1742-1810), maître in 1767

Plée was a celebrated ébéniste in Paris, promoted to the distinction of maître by royal edict on August 13, 1767. While his stamp suggests he may have assumed another first name, one beginning with the letter J, archival documents confirm that Pierre was his only baptismal name. This anomaly has been attributed to an inadvertent mis-lettering by the engraver who produced his stamps. Plée was likely unaware of the erroneous misspelling initially, as police documentation from the period indicates that he was completely illiterate, and he continued to use the J. Plée stamp throughout his career.