A fine Louis XV Commode
A fine Louis XV Commode
A fine Louis XV Commode
A fine Louis XV Commode
A fine Louis XV Commode
A fine Louis XV Commode

A fine Louis XV Commode

c. 1770 Netherlands

Offered by Pieter Hoogendijk

£66,000 gbp
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The moulded marble top above two bombé drawers and serpentine apron, with a marquetry of trelliswork , with ormolu rocaille and foliate cast chutes and sabots, on cabriole legs.

Since the marquetery of this commode is very similar to the marquetery of the commode illustrated on page 84, ill. 8, in "Aspecten van de Nederlandse meubelkunst in de tweede helft van de 18e eeuw" by Dr. R.J. Baarsen, therefore we attribute this commode to the cabinet maker Matthijs Horrix.

Matthijs Horrix was born in Lobberich near Krefeld, Germany and entered the cabinet makers guild of the Hague (St Josefsgilde) in 1764. In The Hague the French court style was closely followed, as a result of the Stadholder's court and the influence of foreign embassies. The French fashion had a strong influence on the work of Horrix who called his shop "In de commode van Parijs tot Den Haag". Horrix was also commissioned to re-furbish the Royal residences following the marriage of Stadholder Prince William V to Princess Wilhelmina of Prussia in 1767. Nowadays, still three commodes attributed to Horrix remain in the Royal Collection at Palace Huis ten Bosch.

Lit.: Dr.R.J. Baarsen, Aspecten van de Nederlandse meubelkunst in de tweede helft van de 18e eeuw, Alphen a/d Rijn, 1993.
Dimensions
Height 88.00 cm (34.65 inches)
Width 99.00 cm (38.98 inches)
Depth 54.00 cm (21.26 inches)
Medium
Veneered with tulip- and purple heart or amaranth
Pieter Hoogendijk

Pieter Hoogendijk
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