A pair of Louis XV carved giltwood armchairs by Tilliard
Lot 84
A pair of French Louis XV carved giltwood armchairs by Jean-Baptiste Tilliard (Maître in 1717)
£7,000 - 10,000
US$ 12,000 - 17,000
Lot Details
A pair of French Louis XV carved giltwood armchairs
by Jean-Baptiste Tilliard (Maître in 1717)
the padded cartouche shaped backs headed by leaf carving with central cabochon crestings, the padded scrolling open arms above sprung serpentine seats with conforming carved seat-rails, on cabriole legs now with brass castors, both armchairs stamped TILLIARD to the inner rear seat-rail (2)

Footnotes

  • A related beechwood armchair by J.B Tilliard from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is illustrated in Pallot (p.99) and forms part of a set including a chair in the Wrightsman collection. The author dates it circa 1745-50, after the rococo period. It shows very similar heart-shaped cartouches to the top rail and front seat rail, inspired from heraldic patterns and combined with symmetrical foliage motifs to the legs and shoulders.

    Jean Baptiste Tilliard (1686-1766) also acquired the prestigious title of maître menuisier du Garde-Meuble du Roi around 1728. He used the same stamp as his brother Nicolas Tilliard (1676-1752) and it is impossible to distinguish their works.

    Literature:
    -Bill G.B Pallot: The art of the chair in eighteenth-century France, 1989.
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