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French Louis XIV Commode "grenoble" circa 1720
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France, Grenoble
Medium :
Fruit wood marquetry
Dimensions :
l. 55.12 inch X H. 32.68 inch X P. 28.35 inch
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French Louis XIV Commode "grenoble" circa 1720

Beautiful commode slightly convex front and inlaid fruit wood (walnut, maple, boxwood, elm, olive, ash and acacia wood end).
The tray has a bronze mold, and has a beautiful decor of geometric patterns in light and dark wood. The chest of drawer opens with three drawers also adorned with different wood marquetry.
This precious chest of drawers has a rich ornamentation of gilded bronzes decorated with dolphins, masks, shells, scrolls and foliage.

The use of woods such as olive and ash, "dolphin lock" entries, the frame made of fir, the rear amounts with projection ... allow to affirm that this piece of furniture was made by a master cabinetmaker from Grenoble close to Thomas Hache.

Built in fir
Fruit wood marquetry
France, Dauphiné: Grenoble School
Original bronzes
Early 18th century

Historical Annecdote : In the 18th century there are in the city of Grenoble many noble. This concentration of wealthy elite generates a strong material demand, allowing the development of a high quality craftsmanship. Among this "Grenoble school" some talented cabinetmakers: the Hache family, but also François Mondon, Michel Chevallier, Jacques-Philippe Carel ...

In the book of Pierre and François ROUGE we find the list of the criteria of attribution of this prestigious "school Grenoble":
- fruit wood marquetry
- built in fir and nailed bottom boards
- low curve of the front of the dressers
- presence of a projection at the back
- drawing with geometric patterns ...
(P. and F. Rouge, The genie of Hache, ed Faton, p.67)

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