This shaped commode is veneered with rosewood and composed of two short drawers on of which is asymmetric above two long drawers.
The angles mounts with gilt bronzes in shape of female busts and pierced foliage, with scrolled handles, the lockplates with confronting dragons.
The Belgian rouge royal marble top.
Stamped M. Criaerd for Mathieu Criaerd.
86 cm high, 137 cm wide, 62 cm deep.
Very good condition, all bronzes and locks original. With key.
Paris, 18th century.
Mathieu Criaerd (1689 — 1776) was the most prominent of a large family of cabinetmakers (ébénistes), apparently of Flemish ancestry, who were working in Paris during the 18th century. He became a master in the Corporation des Menuisiers-Ébénistes 29 July 1738 and set up his workshop in the rue Traversière-Saint-Antoine, in the heart of the furniture-making district of Paris, using the stamp M CRIAERD.