A Louis XV gilt bronze-mounted kingwood commode, stamped three times on the top „Coulon“ as well as one time „JME“ /Jurande Ménusiers-Ébénistes). The commode displays a bombe front, with two small top drawers and one large bottom drawer, raised on four tall legs triangular in section, the front legs terminating in gilt-bronze sabots. Veneered on a carcase of oak, set with extensive gilt-bronze mounts featuring motifs of acanthus scrolls and chinoiserie pagode-like architectural elements. Some of the handle mounts wear stamps „F.T:“ on the back. The foliate handles and key surround are finely cast and chased as are the gilt-bronze mounts of the forecorners featuring rocaille elements and pearl ribbons. The downward curving apron at the front centred by a gilt-bronze acanthus mount. The red marble top is made of „Rouge Royal“ marble.
The brothers Coulon (Balthazar, Gaspard and Jean-Francois) all used the stamp „Coulon“ without Initials, and therefore it is not possible to attribute furniture to the one ort he other. Jean-Francois, the eldest, achieved his master title 1732 and had a shop called „La Toilette Royale“ together with his brother Gaspard which he lead alone from 1767 on. Balthazar Coulon had a workshop and shop in the rue Plâtière where he offered mainly tables and small furniture pieces.
Literature: Kjellberg, Pierre: Le mobilier francais du XVIIIsiÈcle, Paris, 2008, S. 210-211, Abb. 210b
The initials of the bronze stamp „F.T:“ is difficult to attribute exactly to a bronzier or bronze worker: it could eather be attributed to Francois Terel, founder (master since 1760) or Francois-Michel Tillier/ Tiellers, founder (master since 1752)
Literature: Verlet, Pierre: Les bronzes dorés francais du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 2003, S. 430 f.
||Louis XV, ca. 1760 /Louis XV, ca. 1760
|PLACE OF ORIGIN:
||Frankreich, Paris, Werkstatt Coulon / France, Paris, workshop Coulon
|MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:
||Marketerie, vergoldete Bronze, Rouge-Royal-Marmor/marquetry, gilt bronze, Rouge-Royal marble
||Sehr gut. Minimale Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren / Very good. Minor wear consistent of age and use.
||82 cm (32,28 in. )
|| 119 cm (46,85 in. )
|| 55 cm (21,65 in.)
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