A Pair of Louis XV  Marquetry Commodes  By C Wolff
A Pair of Louis XV  Marquetry Commodes  By C Wolff

A Pair of Louis XV Marquetry Commodes By C Wolff

c. 1755 France

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The serpentine commodes have moulded later Campan marble tops, above two drawers with cubed marquetry veneer of satinwood and tulipwood. With two finely chased rococo ormolu handles and escutcheons on each drawer above a shaped apron. The sides are inlaid with Amaranth and are headed with ormolu pierced scroll mounts running down the cabriolet legs to pierced ormolu sabots. Stamped JME and WOLFF on the top at the front on the right hand side underneath the marble
The guide to Period styles for interiors from the 17th Century to the present, second edition by Judith Gura. Page 41

Christophe Wolff:

Became maitre ebeniste 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 86.00 cm (33.86 inches)
Width 128.00 cm (50.39 inches)
Depth 57.00 cm (22.44 inches)
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