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Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century

Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode  19th Century | Ref. no. A2481 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: A2481
Price: £ 0.00
A superb 19th Century French Louis Revival walnut, kingwood, floral marquetry and ormolu mounted bombe commode, Circa 1880 in...

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A superb 19th Century French Louis Revival walnut, kingwood, floral marquetry and ormolu mounted bombe commode, Circa 1880 in date.

Of serpentine fronted outline, bordered with boxwood lines, the top with a shaped quarter veneered panel beautifully inlaid with a central urn and musical trophy flanked by scrolling floral foliage.

Fitted with two drawers in the shaped apron and raised on splayed legs, headed with ormolu cartouche scroll and rocaille decoration, terminating in ormolu sabots.

This lovely chest will add a classical element  to any room in your home.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 83 x Width 73 x Depth 39

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 2 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches

Our reference: A2481

Marquetry

is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colours are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.

The technique of veneered marquetry had its inspiration in 16th century Florence. Marquetry elaborated upon Florentine techniques of inlaying solid marble slabs with designs formed of fitted marbles, jaspers and semi-precious stones. This work, called opere di commessi, has medieval parallels in Central Italian "Cosmati"-work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns. The technique is known in English as pietra dura, for the "hardstones" used: onyx, jasper, cornelian, lapis lazuli and colored marbles. In Florence, the Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo is completely covered in a colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.

Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury being made at the royal manufactory of the Gobelins, charged with providing furnishings to decorate Versailles and the other royal residences of Louis XIV. Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming Pierre Golle and his son-in-law, André-Charles Boulle, who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers (ébénistes) and gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing shell and brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.


 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 83 x Width 73 x Depth 39

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 2 foot, 5 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches

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