An Exceptional Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Bed
An Exceptional Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Bed
An Exceptional Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Bed
An Exceptional Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Bed
An Exceptional Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Bed
An Exceptional Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Bed

ZWIENER JANSEN SUCCESSEUR (worked from c.1880)

An Exceptional Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Bed

c. 1870 France

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An Exceptional Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Bed In the Manner of Charles Cressent, by Zwiener Jansen Successeur.

This impressive kingwood veneered bed has a bombe shaped headboard surmounted by an exceptional gilt-bronze fronded acanthus crest. The footboard is of similar bombe shape and mounted with scrolling acanthus and rocaille decoration with putti supporting a Monkey on a swing. The four corners are mounted with superb gilt-bronze figural mounts of female heads with feathered headresses. The bed-ends are united by corresponding side panels and raised on lions paw feet.

The fine gilt-bronze sculptural decoration to the bed is inspired by Charles Cressent's 'commode aux enfants balançant un singe', dating to 1749-1755 now in the collection of the Musée du Louvre.

Charles Cressent

Charles Cressent (1685-1768) was a leading French ébéniste and sculptor of the late Régence and early Rococo periods, becoming a master sculptor in 1719. He worked as both ébéniste and sculptor to the Regent, Philippe II, Duc d'Orléans. His furniture was often decorated with plain veneers, usually of satinwood and amaranth, or veneers in patterns of parquetry.

Cressent was best known for the highly sculptural and often figurative, gilt-bronze mounts that ornamented his furniture.
A. Pradère, ‘Charles Cressent, sculpteur, ébéniste du Régent’, Dijon, 2003, pp. 162-163., for an illustration of Cressent’s ‘commode aux enfants balançant un singe’.
Dimensions
Height 168.00 cm (66.14 inches)
Width 200.00 cm (78.74 inches)
Depth 218.00 cm (85.83 inches)
Stock Code
B71190
Medium
Kingwood & gilt-bronze
Signed/Inscribed
Stamped to the reverse of the bronze mounts to the cresting on headboard ‘ZJ’ and '6758'.
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