To send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Commode A Vantaux"
|If you do NOT want to receive newsletters from us regarding the antiques trade, please UNCHECK this box.|
To send this page to a friend, fill out the form below..
Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
This fine commode has a rectangular marble top with outset rounded corners above a frieze fitted with two panelled drawers with leaf scrolled mounts centering on a tablet with a lion mask. Below are a pair of richly mounted doors with gilt-bronze scrolling acanthus centering an oval Jasperware plaque. The doors are flanked by uprights in the form of fluted three quarter columns with quiver and chandelle mounts.
The sides of the commode are decorated in a similar fashion with porcelain plaques.
The model this commode was based on was designed by Stockel and Benneman for Marie-Antoinette for the Salon des Jeux at Fontainebleau.
Guillaume Benneman was the chief ébéniste to Louis XIV and Marie-Antoinette from 1786 to 1792, producing many fine pieces for the Royal Chateaux at Versailles and Fontainebleau under the directorship of Jean Hauré until 1788 and later under Thierry de Ville d'Avray. Benneman was influential in introducing a more disciplined neo-classical approach to furniture design with emphasis on pure outlines and architectural references that were to predominate under the Consulat and Empire.
|Height||100.00 cm||(39.37 inches)|
|Width||186.50 cm||(73.43 inches)|
|Depth||70.50 cm||(27.76 inches)|