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PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

Joseph-Émmanuel Zwiener
fl. circa 1875-1900
A FINE AND LARGE LOUIS XV STYLE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED SATINÉ AND BOIS DE BOUT FOLIATE MARQUETRY BOMBÉ COMMODE

Paris, circa 1880s

Estimate
70,000100,000
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PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

Joseph-Émmanuel Zwiener
fl. circa 1875-1900
A FINE AND LARGE LOUIS XV STYLE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED SATINÉ AND BOIS DE BOUT FOLIATE MARQUETRY BOMBÉ COMMODE

Paris, circa 1880s

Estimate
70,000100,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Joseph-Émmanuel Zwiener
fl. circa 1875-1900
A FINE AND LARGE LOUIS XV STYLE GILT BRONZE MOUNTED SATINÉ AND BOIS DE BOUT FOLIATE MARQUETRY BOMBÉ COMMODE

Paris, circa 1880s

the molded serpentine Sarancolin marble top above two drawers, decorated with a very fine bois de bout foliate marquetry within a heart-shaped encadrement.


height 36 in.; width 64 1/2 in.; depth 24 1/4 in.
91.5 cm; 164 cm; 61.5 cm
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Literature

Camille Mestdagh, L'Ameublement d'Art Français 1850-1900, Paris, 2010, p. 20, for an example of a variant of the model by Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener

Catalogue Note

Although apparently unsigned, the present model is undoubtedly made by Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener, based on its very singular design and quality of manufacture.  A similar commode of the same form and design (apart from the corner chutes) and with the bronze marked ZN was sold in these rooms, October 21, 2008, "Property from the Estate of Rochelle Sepenuk," lot 196. 

Here it is worth highlighting that the similarities in style between Francois Linke and Zwiener is clearly apparant in the overall line of their furniture, combining the traditional Louis XV style with the modernization of the Art Nouveau. Each maker has his own clearly defined style, but similarity extends to the sculptural bronzes. One link between the two was their common sculptor, Léon Méssagé.  It is also interesting to note the gilt-bronze mount centering the apron of the present commode used on a cabinet by Zwiener Jansen, sold Sotheby's New York, October 6, 2006. lot 54.

Footnote courtesy of Christopher Payne.

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