Exceptional chest of drawers consisting of three full-width drawers in three rows across a shaped front with a protruding central section. Veneers of geometric-patterned marquetry of satinwood, violet and rosewood. Decorated in gilt bronze ornamentation. Topped in white-veined gray marble, and standing on small, curved feet.
French, epoque transition Louis XV – Louis XVI, mid 18th century, circa 1770. This commode bears no stamp, but is attributed to the Parisian ebeniste Nicolas PETIT.
Superb condition – restored, French polish refreshed. Original locks, no keys. It is likely that the marble top, while 18th century, was not originally made for this commode.
The stunning - breathtaking - marquetry places this piece in a rare class. The intricate pattern and careful juxtaposition of woods and grains put the remarkable skills of the cabinet maker on full display. French polish finish with a lovely, warm patina.
The commode has lovely proportions, and a judicious use of gilt ornamentation. In this example we see a perfectly coherent palate, simultaneously alive with texture, grain and pattern, while also completely harmonious and pleasing. Very elegant.
Height: 87 cm
Width: 127 cm
Depth: 58 cm
Price: 9500 Euros
Commode Transition, attributed to Nicolas Petit, circa 1770