This corner is in veneer of amaranth and satin. The association of these two precious and complementary woods is always a sign of quality in 18th century French furniture. The marquetry formed is with geometrical decoration which belongs to the regency repertoire. The uprights and the bass crosspiece are decorated with a copper flute, reminiscent of the Louis XIV style. The curvature of the doors is well violated, already announcing the Louis XV style. It is a very beautiful example of this transitional style, mixing power and refinement.
The ornamentation of bronzes is limited to the lock entries, which gives a great purity to this piece of furniture. The refinement is also observed inside, with a very careful marquetry on the back of the doors, with an equally geometrical decoration of rosewood on a light background.
The state of preservation is very good, with only use and maintenance restorations. The brown marble top veined with grey and white presents some fine scratches. The shelves inside are original, which is rarely the case for the corners.
The signature of François Mondon is prestigious: This cabinetmaker, born in the 17th century, has signed furniture of very beautiful quality, often sober but always well balanced. He is one of the great names with Doirat des Ebénistes de la Régence.
Price : on request
22 000 €