Bedeutende Louis XV-Kommode „en tombeau“, Frankreich, ca. 1740


An important Louis XV marquetry and gilt bronze commode 'En tombeau' or 'tomb-shaped', with two large drawers below two half-width drawers, the whole with bombé sides and a serpentine outline, on low feet, with a gilt bronze mounted apron in the centre front. The commode is veneered with kingwood, amaranth and Fine boxwood stringing on a carcase of oak, the mounts of gilded brass, with superb c-scroll and rocaille cast mounts to the angles, finely cast gilt bronze foliate handles and an intricate apron mount. The top is of red marble (Pyrénées orientale). Clearly made in an important Paris workshop, evident from its opulent design, the quality of the commode's marquetry and the mounts. Most likely placed in a mid-18th century French interior displaying the effects of light and reflection thanks to its shimmering surfaces and gilt bronze mounts. Comparative literature: Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français Du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 2008, p. 339; 544.


OF THE PERIOD: France/Louis XV, ca. 1740
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Marquetry wood, gilt bronze, red marble
CONDITION: Excellent. Condition report and expertise available on request.
HEIGHT:
84 cm (33.07 in.)
WIDTH: 131 cm (51.57 in. )
DEPTH: 25.98 in. (66 cm)
Price Upon Request

– Verkauft / Sold –