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    antique french louis revival marquetry commode 19th century

    Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century
    • Antique Antique French Louis Revival Marquetry Commode 19th Century

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    This is a stunning antique French walnut,kingwood andmarquetry Louis Revival serpentine fronted fronted bombe commode, circa 1870 in date.

     
    This gorgeous commode features a Griotte rouge variegatedshaped marble top with moulded edges to the front and sides. The commode is superbly decorated with a marquetry of tied bunches of floral foliage and trailing leaves.
     
    It has three full width drawers with applied ormolu foliate handle pulls and cartouche key plates and is raised on splayed feet terminating in ormolu sabots.
     
    This piece is truly unique and is guaranteed to bring beauty and charm to your home for many years to come.
     

    Condition:
     
    In really excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
     
     
    Dimensions in cm:
     
    Height 83 x Width 72 x Depth 39
     
    Dimensions in inches:
     
    Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 2 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches
     

    Our reference: A2279
    Griotte marble -is named after the griotte cherry because of its remarkable bright red colour. The more red the marble, the higher quality it is. When the marble contains many goniatites (small fossilized shells) full of white calcite the marble is called “Partridge eye”.
     
    The quarries, still active today, are in the Herault region and the name “Griotte from Italy” is a marketing label. Red Griotte was the favourite marble for Royal apartments in the 18th century, particularly for mantles, like the one in the office of Louis XIV in Versailles.
     
    Marquetry
     
    is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colours are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.
     
    The technique of veneered marquetry had its inspiration in 16th century Florence. Marquetry elaborated upon Florentine techniques of inlaying solid marble slabs with designs formed of fitted marbles, jaspers and semi-precious stones. This work, called opere di commessi, has medieval parallels in Central Italian "Cosmati"-work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns. The technique is known in English as pietra dura, for the "hardstones" used: onyx, jasper, cornelian, lapis lazuli and colored marbles. In Florence, the Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo is completely covered in a colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.
     
    Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury being made at the royal manufactory of the Gobelins, charged with providing furnishings to decorate Versailles and the other royal residences of Louis XIV. Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming Pierre Golle and his son-in-law, André-Charles Boulle, who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers (ébénistes) and gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing shell and brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.

    Antiques.co.uk Ref: 6GEXQKV54

    Width (cm):
    72
    Height (cm):
    83
    Depth (cm):
    39
    Price: £2,950.00

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    Regent Antiques Limited

    We are one of the UK's premier furniture dealers and have been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental furniture, silver, porcelain, and decorative items both antique and contemporary. We exhibit our collection in classy showrooms in our large warehouse very close to the centre of London.

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