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Charles CRESSENT – Commode in amaranth, c. 1730

COMMODE IN AMARANTH  By Charles Cressent, around 1725-1735  H. 34 in ; W. 39 in ; D. 21 in     Marquetry of amaranth on a soul of pine and oak, walnut drawers. Our commode has the typical assembling characteristics of the furniture made by Charles Cressent and the bronze ornaments of his repertoire, which does not found in no other cabinetmaker because Cressent was foundryman of his own models.  The squared falls applied to…

An indian ivory and rosewood casket – Vizagapatam, c. 1740

An Indian ivory and rosewood casket Vizagapatam – India, circa 1740 Dimensions (approx.): H. 6,7 in. ; W. 16,5 in. ; D. 12,6 in. This casket presenting a rare size and quality of vegetal decoration – in the Italian manner called ‘Tarsia a incastro’ (ivory flowers are directly inlaid into the solid rosewood, which reserves have been previously carved for each element) this great chest is decorated on all sides and opening by a drawer. The…

Louis XIV table in the manner of Pierre Gole

Louis XIV table with floral marquetry   in the manner of Pierre Gole (1620-1684)  Adorned with flower arrangements on the plateau (surrounded by a bronze mold) – on three sides, on the feet, with a simple veneer at the back it opens with a large drawer. Louis XIV Style  H. 31,8 in. ; W. 37,4 in. ; D. 22,8 in. With an undeniable decorative effect, this table made around 1850 will immerse you in the great French taste of the seventeenth century. It…

Fireplace screen with mythological tapestry, c. 1720

Fireplace screen Regency period, around 1720 H. 110 cm; L. 69 cm Of animated form in worked walnut on both sides, this screen rests on feet with windings decorated with broad leaves gadrooned and points of shells to the junctions inside and the outside. The frame is decorated with batwing wings forming shell on the bottom rail (on each side) large fluted patterns pointed with flowers on the uprights and accents framing a bouquet of…

Pedestal chimeras by Jean-Joseph CHAPUIS

Pedestal with Chimeras By Jean-Joseph Chapuis (1765-1864) Brussels, about 1810-1820 Materials: mahogany, patinated and gilded wood, turquoise blue capella marble Dimensions: H. 76.5 cm; D. 74 cm Stamp: unsigned Resting on a mahogany veneer plinth and ornamented with barrel-shaped bronze wheels, this pedestal stands by a central Doric column flanked by three carved wooden Eels, patinated in the color of bronze and embossed with gilding on the crests, teeth and eyes. All support a circular…