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SA787987

Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century

Price

£1,750 | $2,439 USD | €2,039 EUR
Item Number: SA787987
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Regent Antiques
This antique has been viewed 32 times in the past month with the most views from France.

Description

This is a stunning antique French walnut, kingwood and marquetry Louis Revival serpentine fronted commode, circa 1880 in date.

This gorgeous commode features a Gris St.Anne shaped marble top above three drawers for ample storage, and was inspired by the Louis XV style. Elaborately detailed, the commode features exquisite scrolling cartouche cresting marquetry complimented by exquisite gilded ormolu mounts.

Complete with working locks and key.

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 79 x Depth 42

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 2 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches

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.

Gris St.Anne Marble

Is a beautiful dark gray marble with lght gray and white markings.
The principal quarries are at Gougnies, near Charleroi; and at Biesme, Namur, Belgium.

Our reference: A1831
Internal Ref: A1831



Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 83 cm (32.7")
Width = 79 cm (31.1")
Depth = 42 cm (16.5")


Seller Details

Regent Antiques
Manor Warehouse
318 Green Lanes
London
N4 1BX
United Kingdom
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