A French Louis XV Ormolu-Mounted Black Vernis Martin Commode, Stamped Wolff

A French Louis XV Ormolu-Mounted Black Vernis Martin Commode, Stamped Wolff

c. 1750 France

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£65,000 gbp
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The serpentine-fronted, bombé commode has a moulded brêche violet marble top, above two deep drawers, the lower one with a shaped apron and the commode is decorated with French japanning. The sides have similar panels and the shoulders of the cabriole legs, with foliate foot mounts have similar scrolling chiselled ormolu mounts an d fine gilt floral decoration running down to the top of the leg and arching into the body of the commode.

The commode is stamped Wolff.
Christoper Wolff:

Christophe Wolff became maître ébeniste in 1755. Of German extraction he was born in 1720 and specialised in marquetry and mechanical tables. In 1759 according to a brief article in the periodical “La Feuille Necessaire”, his production included pieces veneered with floral marquetry, others worked in solid wood and finally furniture “ en vernis de la Chine dans le gout le plus nouveau”. His work can be seen in the Muse des arts decorative, The louvre, Camando Museum and Cognacq-jay Museum in Paris.


Dimensions
Height 90.00 cm (35.43 inches)
Width 120.00 cm (47.24 inches)
Depth 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
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