Henry Hawley, The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, September-October 1970, pp. 203-257.
Alvar González-Palacios, Il patrimonio artistico del Quirinale, Gli arredi Francese, Milan, 1995, pp. 118-119, no. 4, pp. 122-123, no. 5.
These fine encoignures with their exquisite marquetry are reminiscent of encoignures by Jean-Pierre Latz, illustrated by Hawley, op. cit., p. 245-256. The bombé shape, deep curved apron and finely engraved marquetry is typical of Latz's encoignures. See the examples in the Quirinale, Rome, illustrated by A.G.P., op. cit., pp. 118-119, no. 4, pp. 122-123, no. 5., although the former have elaborate mounts.
Jean-Pierre Latz c. 1691-1754, active 1719-54, Ébéniste Priviligé du Roi before 1741.
Latz is now thought to be one of the outstanding ébénistes of the Louis XV period. He was born in Cologne and then settled in Paris. His main activity which was revealed in the inventory drawn up after his death demonstrates that the production of clock-cases constituted the main activity of his workshop. He made a speciality of boulle marquetry but he also veneered in kingwood and used floral marquetry. He worked extensively for the nobility, including the Berlin and Dresden courts and there is also a large collection of his work in the Quirinale, Rome as he supplied furniture to Madame Infante, eldest daughter of Louis XV, for her Palace at Colorno.
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