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

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

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

A large and impressive late 19th century French Louis XVI style mahogany, kingwood and fruitwood marquetry armorial commode with Sycamore Marquetry and gilt bronze mounts.

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.

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

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