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Jean-Henri Riesener Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted Royal Commode. Antique Taste Antique Taste
A French ormolu-mounted marquetry and parquetry d shaped commode, after the model by Jean-Henri Riesener, Circa 1890, Surmounted by a shaped and stepped veined marble top, centered to the front by a pair of drawers headed by a sunburst winged mask ormolu mount, with central panel inlaid sans traverse with an ewer and basket of fruit and flowers flanked on each side by cherubs emblematic of Bienfaisance and Justice, above a fleur-de-lys-studded ormolu globe and cornucopia, flanked to each side by inlaid parquetry cupboard door hung with floral swags and ribbon-suspended military trophies, the angles mounted with imitation of the four armorial emblematic of Courage, Force, Prudence and Tempérence, on tapering acanthus-mounted feet.

This commode is based on the celebrated model made by Riesener (1734-1806) in 1775 for Louis XVI's bedroom at Versailles and now in the Musée Condé, Chantilly.

The central marquetry panel formerly bore a royal monogram but it was altered by Riesener after the revolution. The embossed gilt-bronze mounts were executed by Louis-Barthélemy Hervieux one of the best fondeurs-ciseleurs of the day. The fine piece is available with large carved and gilded mirror as an entry piece; and in different versions of inlay per request as displayed.
Jean-Henri Riesener Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted Royal Commode
Design Furniture,  Cabinets,  Commodes
Author: Antique Taste
56 x  198 x  91 cm  /   22 x  78 x  35.8 in
Weight 580 kg   /  1278.67 lbs
Medium: Walnut  /   Origin: France  /   Artists types: Craftman  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: june 10, 2018 / Modified: august 28, 2022
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Jean-Henri Riesener Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted Royal Commode
15,789 €  11,211 £  18,000 $ 
On special order
Antique Taste
Antique Taste
Antiques dealer 
Alexandria, Egypt
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