French Louis XV ormolu mounted commode, second quarter 18th C., with kingwood and tulipwood marquetry inlay, by Jean-Baptiste Fromageau, stamped IB Fromageau and stamped JME, marble top. Jean-Baptiste Fromageau Maitre 1755.
Born in the 1720s', Fromageau was a dealer as well as an ébéniste established on the rue Traversière and then on the rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine.
Retired in 1777, he was well known for the quality of the floral marquetry which he made, and he is mentioned in the Almanach Dauphin as a craftsman and dealer of great reputation.
The antic black or marble Lucullus is a rare marble as also remarkable for the intensity of its black color. Alas dried up since the eighteenth century, it was discovered and brought to Rome by the Roman general Lucius Licinius Lucullus, around 50 BC. AD, when the Third Mithridatic War, when he defeated the armies of Pontus and Armenia.
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