Exzellente Louis-XVI-Demilune, Frankreich, um 1770
Semi-elliptical cabinet, with three doors making up the curved front. The panelled top, sides and front crossbanded within a Macassar and tulipwood marquetry. The three doors open to reveal a plain interior with a small shelve. The front door panelled imitating three drawers with circular gilt-bronze 'drawer' pulls. The cabinet rests on four tapering legs in bronze sabots. The shape of the banding and choice of wood a possible reference to its place of origin in Montbéliard. Montbéliard is an area in eastern France and a former Lutheranian enclave, that belonged to the house of Württemberg and not to France until the French Revolution. Of elegant proportions displaying a marquetry that emphasises the beauty of its exotic veneers. Comparative literature: Deloche, Bernard/Mornand, Jean-Yves: L'Ébénisterie Provinciale en France au XVIIIe Siècle et Abraham Nicolas Couleru, Dijon 2011, fig. p. 141.
|PERIODE/OF THE PERIOD:||Frankreich, Louis XVI, ca. 1770 / France, Louis XVI, ca. 1770|
|MATERIAL/MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:||Makassar und Rosenholz-Marketerie, Bronze vergoldet/ Macassar and Tulipwood Marquetry, gilt bronze|
|ZUSTAND/CONDITION:||Exzellent. Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren/Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.|
88 cm (34.65 in.)
|85 cm (33.47 in. )|
|TIEFE/DEPTH:||37 cm (14.57 in. )|