Pair French transitional marquetry small gueridons stamped Boudin
Lot 100
A pair of French 18th century Transitional ormolu and brass mounted, mother of pearl inlaid tulipwood, kingwood, walnut, amaranth and marquetry drum-shaped side cabinets by Léonard Boudin (Maître in 1761)
Sold for £44,450 (US$ 74,712) inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of French 18th century Transitional ormolu and brass mounted, mother of pearl inlaid tulipwood, kingwood, walnut, amaranth and marquetry drum-shaped side cabinets
by Léonard Boudin (Maître in 1761)
each with circular top inlaid with a landscape depicting a river, houses and Classical ruins, within a pierced gallery surround, the front with sliding door with similar inlaid panel, the interior fitted with three short drawers inlaid with houses, flanked to each side by a panel with similar inlaid panels, on cabriole legs each joined by a circular under-tier inlaid with sprigs of flowers, on scrolling acanthus-cast sabots, each stamped to the carcass L.Boudin and with JME mark, the gallery surrounds slightly different and later, 32.5cm in diameter, 78cm high (12.5" in diameter, 30.5" high). (2)

Footnotes

  • Léonard Boudin worked for the marchand-ébéniste Migeon and for ébénistes such as Gérard Péridiez. His marquetry panels were particularly appreciated and 1772 he became a marchand-ébéniste himself, opening a shop near the Palais Royal. He then collaborated very closely with fellow ébénistes such as Pioniez (maître in 1765) and Nicolas Petit (maître in 1761) and commissioned a significant number of marquetry tables from Topino. Several tables are known which bear both makers' stamps, including a bonheur-du-jour in the Nationalsmuseum, Stockholm and a table in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

    Literature:
    Pierre Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1989.
    Sylvain Barbier Sainte Marie, "Charles Topino, maître ébéniste et entrepreneur fécond", L'Estampille L'Objet d'Art, October 1999, pp.38-39.
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