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19th century French gilt-bronze mounted commode after the model by Jean-Henri Riesener

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A Superb 19th century French Louis XVI style mahogany, kingwood and fruitwood marquetry armorial commode with Sycamore Marquetry and magnificent quality gilt bronze mounts. (Please view the detail photos)

The two-drawer and two-side door "D" shaped commode fitted with a brèche grise de Serraveza marble top resting on the base with four armorial bronze figures emblematic of courage, force, Prudence and Tempérence. The centre marquetry panel with a floral still life and vase design flanked on each side by cherubs emblematic of Bienfaisance and Justice, below a sunburst mask ormolu mount; the lower apron cantered with a silvered sphere with fleur-de-lis applications surmounted by two floral cornucopias. The rounded sides each fitted with a cupboard door.

Circa 1880

This commode is after of the celebrated model delivered in 1775 by Jean-Henri Riesener to King Louis XV for his private apartments at the Château de Versailles. It is now in the Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly.


Dimensions
Height: 38.5"  (97.8 cm)
Width: 81"  (205.7 cm)
Depth: 29"  (73.6 cm)