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A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted mahogany, thuya, sycamore and fruitwood marquetry and parquetry commode circa 1900, after the royal model by Jean-Henri Riesener
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A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted mahogany, thuya, sycamore and fruitwood marquetry and parquetry commode circa 1900, after the royal model by Jean-Henri Riesener
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A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted mahogany, thuya, sycamore and fruitwood marquetry and parquetry commode circa 1900, after the royal model by Jean-Henri Riesener
of shaped breakfront form, the marble top above three frieze drawers and two long drawers below
95cm. high, 170cm. wide, 53.6cm. deep; 37½in., 67in., 21in.
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Catalogue Note

The present commode à ressaut trapézoïdal is after the popular model by Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806, maître in 1774). Supplier of the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne since 1769, he produced pieces of extraordinary quality for Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Riesener's original commode was delivered for 6,870 livres on 31 August 1776 for Louis XVI’s Cabinet de Retraite at Fontainebleau. Riesener is known to have made a second commode only two years later for the King, who placed it in his library at Versailles.

Due to its popularity, this model was a great source of inspiration throughout the second half of the 19th century and exact replicas of this model were produced by cabinetmakers such as Linke, Dasson, or Sormani. A similar commode was sold recently at Sotheby's London, Of Royal and Noble Descent, 19 January 2017, lot 392 (£17,500).

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