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Cylinder desk stamped M. OHNEBERG, Louis XVI period (18th century)
Cylinder desk stamped M. OHNEBERG, Louis XVI period (18th century) - Furniture Style Louis XVI Cylinder desk stamped M. OHNEBERG, Louis XVI period (18th century) -
Ref : 68779
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Martin Ohneberg
Provenance :
Paris, France
Medium :
Amaranth, tulipwood, gilded bronze, brass
Dimensions :
L. 37.95 inch X H. 38.31 inch X P. 18.82 inch
Furniture  - Cylinder desk stamped M. OHNEBERG, Louis XVI period (18th century)
Baptiste Jamez

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Cylinder desk stamped M. OHNEBERG, Louis XVI period (18th century)

Elegant cylinder desk in tulipwood and amaranth veneer.
On the front there appear to be three drawers. The cylinder revealing three drawers of equal size, three compartments and a desk with an extendable leather clad leaf.

Stamped by Martin Ohneberg (receive as a master July 7 1773).

Louis XVI period.

Restoration at the interior drawer locker.

We can find the ornamentation of the lock entries of this desk on the dressers in Pierre Kjellberg's book about French furniture of the 18th century (P. Kjellberg, "Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe siècle", Éditions de l’Amateur, 2008, pp. 668-669), as well as the commode of the Milwaukee Art Museum, on the table at the Magnin Museum, and three dressers sold by Christie's and Sotheby's.

MARTIN OHNEBERG (born about 1738) - Cabinetmaker, Paris. received as master on July 7, 1773.

He had a workshop rue Traversière Saint-Antoine and later Cour de la Juiverie. Ohneberg worked for many fashionable merchants. He composed his works carefully, in a light and sober taste.

Martin Ohneberg was a cabinet maker with a delicate and refined talent, and also an excellent marquetry artist who often used a rosewood veneer in leaves of a very good quality. He made commodes, encoignures, and especially secretaires, of which he produced an infinite variety. Ohneberg's production is Transition and Louis XVI. Étienne Garin, rue de Charenton, was one of the founders to whom he asked for their bronze ornaments.


• PARIS, MUSÉE DU LOUVRE – Inlaid commode with two drawers, decorated with three vertical panels adorned, on the right and left, with flowers, in the center of musical instruments, last quarter of the 18th century.
• PARIS, MUSÉE DU LOUVRE – Louis XVI dressing table decorated with a marquetry of flowers.
• DIJON, MUSÉE NATIONAL MAGNIN – Half-moon table with a drawer and two side doors, 1780
• MILWAUKEE, WI, MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM – Commode with Ormoulu Mounts, 1765/70.
• MONTRÉAL, MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS – Commode with three drawers, 1775.


• Pierre KJELLBERG – Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe siècle – Les Éditions de l’Amateur – 2008
• Comte François DE SALVERTE – Les Ébénistes du XVIIIe siècle – Les Éditions d’Art et d’Histoire – 1934
• Janine FRIANCOURT-GIROD – L’Insolite Histoire des luthériens de Paris : de Louis XIII à Napoléon – Albin Michel – 2014, .
• Sylvie CHADENET, Maurice ESPÉRANCE – Tous les styles : du Louis XIII à l ‘Art Déco – Elina Sofédis, p. 81.
• Henri VIAL, Adrien MARCEL, André GIRODIE – Les artistes décorateurs du bois; répertoire alphabétique des ébénistes, menuisiers sculpteurs, doreurs sur bois, etc., ayant travaillé en France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles – Bibliothèque d’art et d’archéologie, Paris, 1912.
• Bruno MASI – Mues de meubles – Libération, 7 juillet 2001.
• Louis GILLET – Lettre de L. Gillet à F. Masson, 23 juillet 1914 – Archives de l’Institut de France, 61C5, correspondance.
• E. ASSANTE DI PONZILLO, Louis GILLET – Bernard Berenson et la collection des peintures de la Renaissance italienne du Musée Jacquemart-André de Châalis, in Studi di Memofonte – Fondazione Memofonte, 2015.
• Ann H. VOGEL – Focus : The Flower in Art ; Selections from the permanent Collection – Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 1986, p. 25, cat. 43.

Baptiste Jamez