This is a very rare small commode boudoir from Bordeaux of Louis XV period, very good quality, solid Cuban mahogany, curved on all sides, in plan and elevation facade. There are plenty of curves and movement in this model, but also a lot of grace and fluidity of the lines. Similarly, the sculpture is rich, but full of charm and appropriately distributed. On the other hand the quality of both sculpture installation, like the species of wood used, suggest that we are in the presence of a work of cabinetmaker from Bordeaux, not a carpenter.
Add that the Provencal influence is evident, both in sculpture than in the forms, which is not so surprising when you know Bordeaux that have settled in the eighteenth few artisans from Provence.
A special note:
The importance of curves for a small dresser.
Dimensions very rare for a commode de port curved all sides.
The beautiful mahogany tray molded spotted a bec de corbin.
The beautiful curves amounts and carved ornamentation, beautiful fall foliage and cartridges.
Through the feet enriched bronze feet.
The molded edge drawers with a flat edge band and tie and an ogee molded amounts.
The beautiful little apron cleverly cut, and as richly as
finely carved with a cartouche which stretch lace floral stems.
Beautiful bronze ornamentation of Origin: pull handles, escutcheons and gilt bronze sabots.
Very good original condition, beautiful patina.
Bordeaux - the middle of the eighteenth century.