An Unusual and Very Finely Carved Louis XV Style Giltwood Vitrine With Vernis Martin Panels
An Unusual and Very Finely Carved Louis XV Style Giltwood Vitrine With Vernis Martin Panels Attributed to Maison Krieger. The lock stamped to the reverse...
DimensionesHeight: 233 cm (92 in)
Width: 100 cm (40 in)
Depth: 44 cm (18 in)
An Unusual and Very Finely Carved Louis XV Style Giltwood Vitrine With Vernis Martin Panels Attributed to Maison Krieger.
The lock stamped to the reverse ‘DUVIVIER PARIS 77 FG-ST ANTOINE’.
This rare vitrine is surmounted by a large and finely carved putto figure holding a torch en flambeau, the corners with expressive espagnolettes, carved as female heads. The finely painted vernis Martin panels depict landscape scenes to the sides and to the central panel the goddess Juno seated in the clouds, holding a sceptre and supported by a Peacock.
The ‘serrurier’ Duvivier is known to have made fine locks for a number of the leading ‘ébenistes’ of the late nineteenth century, including Maison Millet, Antoine Krieger and François Linke.
French, Circa 1900.
Alrededor de 1900
Giltwood y Vernis Martin
The lock stamped to the reverse 'DUVIVIER PARIS 77 FG-ST ANTOINE'.
Antoine Krieger together with his brother Nicolas launched Maison Krieger in 1826 at 17 rue Saint-Nicolas, Paris, producing and retailing fine quality furniture.
In 1850 the firm was re-formed as Antoine Krieger et Cie. When Antoine Krieger died in 1856, his son-in-law began running the company and decided to change the name to Cosse-Racault et Cie. Finally, in 1880 the name was changed again to Krieger, Damon et Cie when the firm merged with Damon et Colin, and was then located at 74 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine.
Maison Krieger exhibited at the 1849 Exposition des Produits de l’Industrie in Paris and at the Universal Exhibitions of 1851 in London and 1855, again in Paris. At the 1851 Great Exhibition in London Krieger were awarded a medal for an exhibition oak sideboard made for a client from the Ottoman Empire. Maison Krieger created numerous furniture styles, and the firm exhibited at all the major exhibitions of the nineteenth century up to and including, the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle.
Maison Krieger is recorded as being a very active client of François Linke and occasionally the firm’s label can be found on Linke pieces.
Ledoux-Lebard, Denise. Les Ébénistes du XIXe siècle, Les Editions de l’Amateur, (Paris), 1984; pp. 396.