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A Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Tulipwood and Bois Satine Commode by Gervais Durand After the Model by Jean-François Leleu, Late 19th Century

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman

A Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Tulipwood and Bois Satine Commode by Gervais Durand After the Model by Jean-François Leleu, Late 19th Century

A Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Tulipwood and Bois Satine Commode by Gervais Durand After the Model by Jean-François Leleu, Late 19th Century

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman


A Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Tulipwood and Bois Satine Commode by Gervais Durand After the Model by Jean-François Leleu, Late 19th Century


with a breccia di Serravezza marble top; stamped G.DURAND and GD


height 37 in.; width 58 ½ in.; depth 24 ¼ in.

94 cm; 148.6 cm; 61.6 cm

In good conserved condition with general overall marks, nicks, surface scratches, tiny losses and repairs consistent with age and use.The veneers with scattered minor fraying, lifting, and a few areas of losses and signs of infill and restorations.The mounts with minor rubbing to gilding, surface scratches, and areas of oxidation. Proper right border mounts along lower edge beginning to separate slightly. Minor areas of dirt accumulation in crevices. The marble top with scattered tiny chips and losses primarily along edges, minor stains and scratches to surface. Overall in good appearance.


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Gervais-Maximilien-Eugène Durand (1839-1920) was born in Paris and began work in 1870 at 12 rue de La Cerisaie. He later moved to the rue Saint-Antoine where most of the prestigious cabinet makers of the time had established their workshops. He was the first of three generations of highly successful cabinetmakers, exhibiting widely at the International Exhibitions. At the 1889 Exhibition in Paris, he was commended as, un ébéniste aussi habile que modeste, qui expose pour la premième fois des meubles de premier ordre, dont il est à la fois le dessinateur et l'exécutant; il marche sur la voie tracée par les maîtres tels que Beurdeley et Dasson.


The original commode by Leleu, now at Versailles, was exhibited at the Petit Trianon in 1867 as part of the Marie-Antoinette exhibition organized by the Empress Eugénie to coincide with opening of that year's Exposition Universelle. It was also part of the retrospective Exposition de l'Union centrale des arts décoratifs in Paris in 1882.