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Probably made for the son of Gaston Pierre de Levis, known as the Duc de Levis-Mirepoix (1699 – 1757) who was Marechal de France in 1757 and Ambassador for Louis XV. His family had been established in Languedoc as seigneurs of Mirepoix,
Ariege, since the 11th century and then by descent to another branch of the family at the Château d’Etalant, Côte d’Or.
A very similar commode, but with mahogany drawers was delivered to the Chateau de Saint-Cloud in 1788 for Queen Marie-Antoinette and is illustrated number 25 in “The Furniture of Versailles” Volume 1 by Pierre Arizolli-Clementel.
Another similar and also with mahogany panels, is illustrated in French Furniture makers by Alexandre Pradère (illustration 504). This commode, together with its pendant which is in the Louvre, was made by Beneman in 1787 for the wife of the commissioner of the Garde-Meuble Royal.
|Height||97.00 cm||(38.19 inches)|
|Width||151.00 cm||(59.45 inches)|
|Depth||66.00 cm||(25.98 inches)|