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Commode attribuable to Pierre Migeon circa 1740
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Ref : 112157
8 500 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France, Paris
Medium :
Dimensions :
l. 46.06 inch X H. 31.1 inch X P. 22.44 inch
Furniture  - Commode attribuable to Pierre Migeon circa 1740 18th century - Commode attribuable to Pierre Migeon circa 1740 Louis XV - Commode attribuable to Pierre Migeon circa 1740
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Commode attribuable to Pierre Migeon circa 1740

Beautiful jumping chest of drawers in violet wood veneer opening with two drawers on the front.
Curved model on the front and sides, in plan and elevation.
The drawers and sides are covered in luxurious end-grain* veneer, decorated with diamond-point curling.

Rance marble top from Belgium.

Very beautiful ornamentation of finely chiseled and gilded bronzes including four movable handles, asymmetrical acanthus entrances, a lamp base in acanthus scroll and foot slippers in the shape of a doe's hoof.

Bottoms and interiors of drawers in oak.

Beautiful state of conservation, small restorations of use to the marquetry.

Work attributable to Pierre Migeon, Paris, Louis XV period around 1740.


Height: 79cm; Width: 117cm; Depth: 57 cm

Our opinion :

The shape of our chest of drawers, its diamond-point curling decoration and the use of violet wood veneer treated as end grain wood are characteristic of Pierre Migeon's production from the 1730s-1740s.
This furniture with generous shapes and monochrome veneers simply highlighted with grooves allowed him to achieve success and run the largest furniture business in Paris at the start of the reign of Louis XV.
In addition to perfect mastery of his profession, Migeon collaborates with the greatest cabinetmakers of his time but also with the best suppliers of marble, bronzes and ironwork.
Our chest of drawers is a very beautiful example of its production.

*End grain: In carpentry or marquetry, end grain corresponds to the cutting of a section of wood into a round giving a pattern of veins of equal spacing. The end grain is therefore sawn perpendicular to the grain or fibers, or cut transversely from the log. The section is said to be end grain, as opposed to the grain cut.

*Pierre IV Migeon (1696-1758) was a cabinetmaker and haberdashery merchant who became a master in Paris around 1725.
Coming from a family of cabinetmakers, all named Pierre, Pierre IV Migeon is the son of Pierre III Migeon and Judith Mesureur. Fourth in his line, he alone arouses the interest of amateurs. Probably trained in the factory of his father or his father-in-law, his activity took place in the first half of the 18th century when the use of the stamp became widespread. If his date of mastery remains hypothetical, his reputation is known through numerous signed pieces of furniture, made from his factory on rue de Charenton. The latter were delivered to a rich aristocratic clientele including the Duke of Orléans, the Duchess of Rohan, the Duchess of Epernon, the Marshal of Noailles but also several bishops and ambassadors. From the 1740s, he delivered works for the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne and the Menus-Plaisirs. He benefits from the protection of the Marquise de Pompadour. He also has many clients in France and abroad. If Migeon's profession is that of cabinetmaker, he also works as a merchant. He then collaborated with many cabinetmakers - among the most renowned of his time - such as Birckleé, Canabas, Criaerd, Jacques Dubois, Lacroix, Saunier or even Topino.

Franck Baptiste Provence


Commode Louis XV