Table en chiffonier
Pierre Dupre (1732-99)
A kingwood, tulipwood and cube parquetry table en chiffonier, French, circa 1770, by Dupre, the circular top with the original velvet lining and with pierced gallery, above a sliding door enclosing three small drawers, standing on cabriole legs joined by a circular undertier, stamped to underside DUPRE JME.
The stamp is most likely that of Pierre Dupre (1732-99). The maker's stamp is often accompanied by the initials ‘JME’, as in this instance, which stands for Jurande Menuisiers Ebénistes, the cabinet-makers and joiners guild, further proof that the maker had been officially accepted into the guild.
Marks and inscriptions
To underside: DUPRE JME
Makers and roles
Pierre Dupre (1732-99), cabinet maker