A fine Louis XIV style gilt bronze mounted and brass inlaid ebonized bibliotheque basse <BR />Gervais Durand<BR />fourth quarter 19th century
Lot 1314W
A fine Louis XIV style gilt bronze mounted and brass inlaid ebonized bibliotheque basse
Gervais Durand
fourth quarter 19th century
Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property from the Estates of Milton and Marilyn Myers, Hollywood, Florida
A fine Louis XIV style gilt bronze mounted and brass inlaid ebonized bibliotheque basse
Gervais Durand
fourth quarter 19th century
In the manner of André-Charles Boulle, with a stepped Grand Antique marble top; the sides inlaid with scrolling and trailing foliage in cut brass; the three glazed doors à ressaut, on toupie feet, stamped twice to the top of the case G. DURAND.
height 42in (106.5cm); width 60in (152.5cm); depth 16in (40.5cm)

Footnotes

  • Gervais-Maximilien-Eugène Durand was born in Paris in 1839 and established the Maison Durand in 1870. Durand specialized in making 18th-century style furniture of the highest quality, and received a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889. In 1890, Durand's son Frédéric-Louis joined the firm, which changed its name to Durand et Fils and later changed location to the rue Saint-Antoine in the former Hôtel de Sully.

    Durand is considered to be one of the finest cabinetmakers of the 19th century, and the quality and luxurious details of his furniture are legendary.

    The model for this cabinet is derived from designs of André Charles Boulle (1642-1732), particularly in the corner mounts, which are found in many of Boulle's works, for example the Armoire de Monsieur Fontanieu in the Musée du Louvre, and the Armoire with Regulator in the Wallace Collection. A bas d'armoire from the workshop of Boulle's sons Jean Philippe and Charles Joseph from circa 1732-1735 presents the same general form, but with a central bronze-mounted panel (private collection, formerly in the collection of Barthélémy-Auguste Blondel d'Azincourt).

    Literature:
    Jean-Nérée Ronfort, André Charles Boulle, un nouveau style pour l'Europe, Somogy, 2009, pp. 78-79; 256-257
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