Beautiful and precious dresser in rosewood veneer from Rio and walnut from Grenoble.
Model in the shape of a "D", curved in front and on the sides, opening with three drawers in front.
The intermediate crosspieces and uprights are framed by bronze flat bands.
The uprights in the form of volutes are terminated by console capitals.
The tray with geometric quadrilobe decoration is surrounded by an ingot mould.
The sides with rear projections in walnut veneer with diamond decoration.
Rich ornamentation of bronzes including a lamp base with the mask of Ceres, keyholes with beribboned female masks, drooping handles, console capitals, falling lily of the valley flowers.
Fir frame and drawer interiors.
Very good state of preservation.
Thomas Hache, Grenoble, Regence period around 1715-1720.
Width: 132cm; Depth: 68 cm, Height: 87 cm
Similar chest of drawers published under number 93, page 228 of Pierre Rouge's book "The Ax Genius" published by Faton.
Our opinion :
With its rich ornamentation of gilded bronzes and its adornment of exotic wood, our chest of drawers is a luxury version made by Thomas Hache.
The use of exotic wood is particularly rare in his production and probably refers to an order from a Parisian sponsor wishing to secure the services of the one who had just become the regent's cabinetmaker, the Duc D'Orléans.
It must be said that the reputation of Thomas Hache now goes far beyond the borders of Dauphiné, he now works for the great French nobility and even exports part of his production to the Duchy of Savoy.
But the one that now competes with the elite of Parisian cabinetmaking remains faithful to its principles by using a curved shape and a judicious choice of bronze that integrates with the architecture of the furniture and greatly contributes to the opulence of the model.
Finally, the choice of wood, which is one of its greatest specialties, is particularly successful, with a very bright and leafy veneer that brings a lot of contrast to our chest of drawers.
Price : on request
18 000 €
18 000 €