A Superb Late 19th Century Kingwood Cabinet By Joseph Zwiener
A Superb Late 19th Century Kingwood Cabinet By Joseph Zwiener
A Superb Late 19th Century Kingwood Cabinet By Joseph Zwiener
A Superb Late 19th Century Kingwood Cabinet By Joseph Zwiener
A Superb Late 19th Century Kingwood Cabinet By Joseph Zwiener

JOSEPH-EMMANUEL ZWIENER (born c.1849)

A Superb Late 19th Century Kingwood Cabinet By Joseph Zwiener

c. 1875 France

Offered by Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.

£77,025 gbp
Request Information Call Dealer
Favourite Item
A Superb Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Louis XV Style Marquetry Kingwood Cabinet

By Joseph Zwiener

The serpentine breche d'alep marble top above a conforming case enclosed by a single panel door centered by a floral marquetry bouquet within foliate scroll encadrements, the sides with veneered panels raised on cabriole legs headed by chutes with male and female busts ending in foliate sabots.

Stamped E. ZWIENER to the top of the door.

Born in Herdon, Germany, in 1849, Joseph Emmanuel Zwiener followed the tradition of some of the best ébnistes of the nineteenth century. He moved to Paris establishing a workshop at 12, rue de la Roquette, between 1880 and 1895. He produced a wide array of the very finest furniture, modelling in his own interpretations of the eighteenth century Louis XV Rococo style, veneered with the highest and finest quality marquetry and 'Vernis Martin' panels. Exhibiting at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, in 1889, Zwiener was awarded a gold medal for what the jury reported as 'dè ses dèbuts à une Exposition Universelle, [il] s'est mi au premier rang par la richesse, la hardinesse, et le fini de ses meubles incrustés de bronze et fort habilment marquetés.'

Zwiener was closely associated with François Linke, and the two houses produced work which, at first glance, is remarkably similar and with occasionally identical mounts. The similarities are made more likely by the fact that the brilliant sculptor, Léon Messagé, worked initially for Zwiener and subsequently, upon Zwiener's departure for Berlin to work on furniture commissioned by Freidrich Wilhelm II , he was employed in the workshop of François Linke. It appears that Zwiener, unlike Linke, did not sign all his work, although some stamped pieces with his name and/or his "Z" initial are documented. There is some uncertainty between the recorded stamp E. Zwiener and the work of a Julius Zwiener, a Berlin cabinetmaker who made furniture in a very similar style, most notably for the above mentioned Freidrich Wilhelm II. Research suggests however, that the German born Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener, based in Paris from 1880-1895 and Julius Zwiener, recorded in Berlin after 1895, are probably one and the same. Since the eighteenth century, it had been a common practice for foreign cabinetmakers to gallicise their names whenever they worked in France.
Dimensions
Height 49.00 inch (124.46 cm)
Width 42.00 inch (106.68 cm)
Depth 19.00 inch (48.26 cm)
Stock Code
CC967
Medium
Bronze, Marble and Wood
Signed/Inscribed
Zwiener
Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.

Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.
84 University Place
New York
10003
United States

Opening Hours
Contacts
View Dealer Location
Member Since 2010
View Full Details

Browse More Items From Charles Cheriff Galleries, Ltd.

View Dealer's Gallery