A Louis XIV style gilt bronze and Chinese coromandel mounted ebonized lacquer cabinet <BR />second half 19th century
Lot 1227W
A Louis XIV style gilt bronze and Coromandel lacquer mounted ebonized armoire basse
second half 19th century
Sold for US$ 22,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property of the Dalseme Family Trust, Southern California
A Louis XIV style gilt bronze and Coromandel lacquer mounted ebonized armoire basse
second half 19th century
In the manner of André-Charles Boulle, with a green-veined white marble top, the doors and sides fitted with Coromandel panels depicting figures and birds in a landscape, visible on both sides, the interior fitted with two shelves.
height 46 1/2in (118cm); width 60.5in (153.5cm); depth 18 1/2in (47cm)

Footnotes

  • The design for this cabinet is derived from the work of Etienne Levasseur (1721-1798, maître in 1767). The distinctive corner mounts as well as the spirally-turned toupie feet are signature elements of Levasseur's work. Levasseur probably trained in the workshop of one of André-Charles Boulle's sons, and specialized in the restoration of Boulle furniture during the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI. He also created his own works in the style of Boulle and in the Neoclassical style, sometimes with lacquer panels, almost exclusively for marchands-merciers.

    The lacquer panels in the present work are most likely Chinese, late 18th century, and are unusually mounted so that the reverse sides, some of which bear an inscription, are also visible.

    Literature:
    Alexandre Pradère, French Furniture Makers, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1989, pp. 309-317.
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