With mahogany veneer and burl mahogany doors, rectangular in shape
It opens with a large drawer at the top and at the bottom there are two doors framed by detached columns and revealing three drawers.
The beautiful ornamentation of finely chiseled and gilded bronzes such as facing griffins, winged nymphs, palmettes, capitals, butterflies chained to the torch-shaped joint cover.
Ribboned Turquin blue marble top.
Empire period, attributed to Jacob Frères (1803-1813)
This chest of drawers is very similar to a chest of drawers sold at Sotheby's in Paris on October 15, 2003, lot 25 stamped Jacob Frères D. / R. Meslée, from the collection of Madame Barbara Piasecka Johnson, it is also similar to a chest attributed by U. Leben to Bernard Molitor (see Molitor, cabinetmaker from Louis XVI to Louis XVIII, 1992, p.183, no 33A) which has an identical general shape with a recessed marble top and column uprights supported by a plinth. The gilded bronze ornamentation is also identical. A chest of drawers very similar to that published by U. Leben, op. cit., was sold at Sotheby's in Monaco on July 1, 1995, lot 47; it comes from the old collection of Aligre.
14 500 €