a louis xv ormolu mounted lacquer commode with original marble top stamped dubois
Lot 1112W
A fine Louis XV gilt bronze and Chinese lacquer mounted ebonized commode
Jacques Dubois
mid 18th century
Sold for US$ 52,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
Property of various owners
A fine Louis XV gilt bronze and Chinese lacquer mounted ebonized commode
Jacques Dubois
mid 18th century
The serpentine rouge royale marble top with molded edge above two bombé sans traverse drawers decorated with a landscape depicting a village with figures and fishermen, the corners with foliate and cartouche cast chutes, with a shaped apron raised on splayed legs with acanthus cast sabots, stamped twice I DUBOIS JME.
height 34 3/4in (88cm); width 50 1/2in (128cm); depth 21 1/2in (54.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Jacques Dubois, maître in 1763.

    Jacques Dubois (1693-1763) was one of the most important ébénistes in Paris during the Louis XV period. He is esteemed for his exceptional rendering of rococo design in the use of asymmetrical gilt bronze mounts, paint and lacquer decoration. His clients included nobility in France, Russia and England. The use of Chinese lacquer panels mounted to commodes, bureau plats and other pieces is one of his special achievements. The offered commode with its flowing, undulating and pierced rocaille mounts against a background of ebonized and gilt Chinese lacquer is a particularly fine example. A similarly mounted Dubois commode is illustrated in Le Mobilier Francais du XVIIIe Siecle, Pierre Kjellberg, 1989, page 268, Illustration A.
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