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Large commode stamped FG for François Garnier
Large commode stamped FG for François Garnier - Furniture Style Louis XV
Ref : 69246
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Period :
18th century
Artist :
François Garnier
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Rosewood; Kingwood; Oak; sycamore
Dimensions :
l. 57.87 inch X H. 36.22 inch X P. 25.98 inch
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Large commode stamped FG for François Garnier

Signed FG (François Garnier)
Beginning of Louis XV Period
Dimensions: H. 92 x W. 147 x D. 66 cm (H. 36.2 x W. 57.8 x D. 26 inches)

This large “mouvementée” commode is plated in rosewood and has four drawers in three rows that can be opened. They are separated by visible traverses that are enhanced with brass grooves.
A beautiful marquetry of flowers decorates the façade and the sides of the commode.

There is exceptional ornamentation of finely carved and gilded bronze on this commode: espangnolettes, acanthus leaves, and foliage on the corners, heads of Borée with feathers, keyholes, handles, and the apron has a figure wearing a mask.

The commode is topped with a brèche d’Alep marble.

This piece is signed FG for François Garnier.

Cabinetmaker:
François Garnier was a cabinetmaker during the Régence and at the beginning of the reign of Louis XV. He worked on rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine in Paris. His signature is one of the few signatures during the early years of the 18th century because stamping works of art was not yet something that was commonly done. At the end of Garnier’s life (1742-1744), his great fame resulted in him being made a juror in the community of carpenters-cabinetmakers. He was given the power to be able to grant others in his community the status of master and to be a part of the jury like he was.

Museum:
Paris, Musée des Arts décoratifs

Bibliography:
Pierre Kjellberg « Le mobilier français du XVIIIème siècle, Dictionnaire des ébénistes et des menuisiers », Les éditions de l’amateur.

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