Rare solid mahogany commode by Jacques Van Oostenrijk.
Model "on Greek" after dressers delivered by Jean François Oeben the Marquise de Pompadour in 1762 for its Castle Ménars.
Opening by five drawers in three rows of which two free cross, it has a slight central projection, round posts and curved legs.
Beautiful golden ornamentation mercury bronzes including: falls on the amounts, friezes interlacing and molds the top, front and sides, clogs lions claws in front and behind, lamp ass wearing a mask of Hercules the skin of the Nemean lion and two clubs crossed the bottom.
Over white Carrara marble.
As with the models of JF Oeben, a clever system to lock all five drawers of a single turn key.
Bati in Hungarian oak.
Perfect condition. (due in part to building solid mahogany amounts and drawers).
Stamp: J.DAUTRICHE and punch guild JME.
Parisien work towards 1765-1770.
Width: 126cm; Height: 87 cm; Depth: 57 cm
Jacques Van Oostenrijk said Dautriche received master in 1765 and died in Paris in 1778.
A native of the Netherlands, it happens only France around 1740 and settled as a free worker Faubourg Saint Antoine.
He quickly made a reputation as an excellent carpenter and gets orders for different royal residences, including the Count of Artois, brother of Louis XVI.
It is one of the great representatives of the transitional style.
This type of convenient called "a Greek" foreshadow the birth of Louis XVI style and neoclassicism in France.
They result from an order of the Marquise de Pompadour to Jean Francois Oeben.
In the end it is convenient twelve to be delivered from 1762 to the Marquise to the rooms of his castle Ménars.
Very keen to be at the forefront of fashion, it is the origin of this new style will know therefore increasing success that is has the opposite productions curved shapes bronzes very busy the Louis XV style while the Paris Fashion.
It was Jean François Oeben who will build the model, as the king mechanic, he will equip a clever system to close all the drawers of a single turn key.
Some great cabinet makers will also produce the model including Simon Oeben brother Jean François but also the brothers Van der Cruse said Lacroix.
The older sister of his last being the wife of Jean Francois Oeben (and once widow of JH Riesener) it is probable that they would work together.
Given the similarities of their productions we can legitimately thought Van Oostenrijk who spoke their language of birth also frequented the circle of "foreigners".
This is also what is suggested in the magazine article "The stamp" of July 2001 devoted to Dautriche.
We can also notice that the commodes illustrated pages 58 and 59 have the same frame to jump and some identical bronzes.
12 000 €