19th Century ormolu and marquetry commode
19th Century ormolu and marquetry commode
19th Century ormolu and marquetry commode
19th Century ormolu and marquetry commode
19th Century ormolu and marquetry commode
19th Century ormolu and marquetry commode
19th Century ormolu and marquetry commode
19th Century ormolu and marquetry commode
19th Century ormolu and marquetry commode
19th Century ormolu and marquetry commode

MERCIER FRÈRES (founded 1828)

19th Century ormolu and marquetry commode

19th century France

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£55,000 gbp
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This exquisitely crafted commode features the finest materials and detailing all over and is made after the 18th Century model by celebrated cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener (French, 1734-1806), which currently resides at the Chateau de Fontainbleau in France. This commode is by Mercier Freres, a French furniture maker active in the 19th Century.

The commode is of rectangular form with slightly curved, concave sides and a protruding front section. The commode is topped with a sheet of veined white marble, sitting above an egg and dart ormolu frieze. Below the frieze are a set of three drawers, the central drawer with a scrolling foliate decoration in ormolu, and the flanking pair decorated with frieze-like ormolu mounts which extend to either end. Below the upper drawers, the main body of the commode features two large drawers to the front. The main body is decorated with a central marquetry panel depicting a floral still life scene with a vase, flowers, fruit and leaves, all framed within an ormolu border. The outer edges of the drawers are decorated with geometric parquetry work, which also adorns the two sides of the commode. To the lower front of the commode is a scrolling, ormolu mount, and the piece is set on four ormolu plinth feet with scrolls and acanthus leaf decorations.
Dimensions
Height 97.00 cm (38.19 inches)
Width 178.00 cm (70.08 inches)
Depth 66.00 cm (25.98 inches)
Stock Code
15035
Medium
Marble, ormolu (gilt-bronze), wood
Signed/Inscribed
The commode is stamped 'Mercier Fres / Paris' under the marble top.
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
39 South Audley Street
London
W1K 2PP

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