After the Model by Charles Cressent (1685 - 1768)


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After the Model by Charles Cressent (1685 - 1768)

A Mahogany Grande Commode en Tombeau

FRANCE, Circa 1870

REF No. B68212

dimensions

Height :88 cm | 46⁵/₈ in
Width :189 cm | 74³/₈ in
Depth :60 cm | 35⁵/₈ in

description

A Mahogany grande commode en tombeau after the model by Cressent, Possibly by Julius Zwiener.

This impressive commode has a serpentine green marble top, the bombe front forming a large drawer with bold moulded gilt-brass banding and lavish gilt-bronze mounts centred by a tableau of Diana flanked by canted acanthus wrapped corners on prominent paw feet.

maker

Charles Cressent (1685-1768) was a French leading 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, Louis Philippe, Duc d' Orléans. His furniture was often decorated with plain veneers, usually of satinwood and amaranth, or veneers in patterns of parquetry

Charles Cressent

A Mahogany Grande Commode en Tombeau







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