Louis XVI style ormolu mounted marquetry commode

After Riesener, Jean Henri (French, 1735-1806)

£45,000

This exquisite antique commode is inspired by an original model in the famous Chateau de Fontainebleau, making it synonymous with royal luxury.

 

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Description

The veined marble top of the commode sits above three front drawers and two larger drawers below. The commode has curved sides and is richly decorated with geometric designs on the wood and a large central marquetry front which depicts vases, baskets, flowers, fruit and leaves. The body of the commode has been mounted throughout with ormolu handles and decorations.

The commode takes after an original design by the famed 18th Century French cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener, furniture maker to King Louis XVI and his Queen Marie Antoinette, which is currently in the Chateau de Fontainebleau, in France.

Details

Artist / Maker
After Riesener, Jean Henri (French, 1735-1806)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Floral, Louis XVI
Material
Marble, Marquetry, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Wood
Colour
Brown, Gold, Multi-coloured, Red, White

Dimensions

Height
92 cm / 36.2 inches
Width
174 cm / 68.5 inches
Depth
67 cm / 26.4 inches

Reference:
014257

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