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Commode de Louis XV du Château de Fontainebleau, Commode Médaillier. Antique Taste Antique Taste
Our exquisite copy of the French late 19th century Louis XV Régence style gilt-ormolu-mounted and parquetry veneer inlaid commode a vantaux after the model Commode de Louis XV du château de Fontainebleau - Commode Médaillier designed by the Slodtz brothers and executed by Antoine-Robert Gaudreaux, made for le cabinet du Roi at Versailles with a serpentine veined moulded marble top above a pair of doors with one tier inside, each door centered by an ormolu oval one with a cherub and goat, the other oval with Ariadne on a leopard, all within marvelously chiseled ribbon-tied acanthus leaves and blossoming flower swaging garlands, We produced a new version with wedgwood-jasperware-plaques as displayed; all on a diamond parquetry ground veneer inlay centered by an ormolu female mask on scrolling ormolu works and shell on a very fine ormolu scalloped shell form apron with acanthus leaves scrolls, the sides each with a further similar oval medallion within the same ormolu tied scrolling frame, and raised on astonishingly chiseled and burnished ormolu cabriole legs with scrolled ram-headed capitals.

The original precious commode-médaillier was designed and created in 1739 for the king's use in Louis XV's Cabinet à Pans at Versailles. It is now in the Cabinet des Médailles at the Bibliothèque Nationale.

This commode is based on the famous kingwood medal cabinet supplied by the Royal cabinet-maker Antoine-Robert Gaudreaus (1682-1746) on 10 January 1739 for the Cabinet Interieur. It was referred to at the time as'Par les Srs Gaudreaux ébéniste et Slodtz frères, sculpteurs, pour servir dans le cabinet aux tableaux avant la petite galerie à Versailles'. The bronze mounts were modelled by the Slodtz brothers. The commode was a popular model amongst Parisian makers during the second half of the 19th century and many variants of it were made.
Commode de Louis XV du Château de Fontainebleau, Commode Médaillier
Antique Furniture,  Cabinets,  Commodes
Author: Antique Taste
65 x  188 x  100 cm  /   25.6 x  74 x  39.4 in
Weight 430 kg   /  947.98 lbs
Medium: Wood  /   Origin: France  /   Style: Louis XV, Neoclassical  /   Period: XVIIIth c  /  
Posted: august 31, 2016 / Modified: august 28, 2022
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Commode de Louis XV du Château de Fontainebleau, Commode Médaillier
7,018 €  4,982 £  8,000 $ 
On special request
Antique Taste
Antique Taste
Antiques dealer 
Alexandria, Egypt
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