Exzellente Régence-Kommode, Frankreich, frühes 18. Jh.
Early 18th century Regence commode or chest of drawers with rosewood parquetry and a moulded russet marble top (griotte de Belgique) above a serpentine shaped front with two long drawers below and two short drawers above, with rounded corners, on bracket feet. The gilt bronze handles and escutcheons cast with foliate. The rosewood marquetry with its intricate geometric patterns creates an almost three dimensional effect, the shimmering dark surface accomplishes an elegant contrast to the elaborately cast gilt bronze mounts. Commodes, as chests-of-drawers are known in France, were first made in the early years of the 18th century and rapidly became the most fashionable form of furniture, ousting the cabinets-on-stands that had held that place in the late 17th century. Of a Parisian workshop from circa 1720, in the manner of Guillaume Schwingkens (active 1st half of the 18th century). No stamp as stamping furniture only became commonplace after 1745 (Sageot, Gaudreaux, Doirat were the first to stamp their furniture, but only towards the end of the Regence period). Original locks. Pierre Kjellberg: Le Mobilier Franc¸ais Du XVIIIe Sie`cle, Paris 2008, p. 843.
|PERIODE/OF THE PERIOD:||Frankreich, Régence, ca. 1720 / France, Régence, ca. 1720|
|MATERIAL/MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:||Palisanderfurnier, vergoldete Bronze, Marmor / parquetry rosewood, gilt bronze, marble|
|ZUSTAND/CONDITION:||Exzellent. Min. Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, min. Abrieb. /Excellent. Min.Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.|
82 cm (32.28 in.)
|130 cm (51.18 in .)|
|TIEFE/DEPTH:||61 cm (24.02 in. )|