Stamped by Hubert HANSEN (master in 1747)
Transitional period Louis XV - Louis XVI
Dimensions : H. 88 x W. 68 x D. 50 cm
Beautiful pair of corner cabinets in satinwood and amaranth. They open with a door presenting a marquetry of leafy branches and stylized flowers in "bois de bout", inscribed on a coat of arms itself placed in a reserve in amaranth.
On both sides of the door, a marquetry with geometric decoration of chevrons, separates them from the elegantly curved amounts and inlaid with simulated flutes.
They rest on four curved feet, of which a central foot in the front avoids the tilting of the corners when the door is opened. They are topped with very beautiful "Brèche d'Alep"
These corner pieces are stamped by Hubert Hansen, received master in 1747. He made many Louis XV and transitional pieces of furniture of very good workmanship, and he is recognizable by his stylized marquetry in "bois de bout". He used bronze ornaments only sparingly, as this model shows. He preferred to apply himself to the correctness of the proportions and to play with the contrasts of precious woods.
Inside, the doors are made of amaranth marquetry, and the removable shelves are still original. These corners have kept all their original frame, veneer, marble, bronzes and locks. However, there is some wear to the veneers called "à la perce"; this wear is common with 18th century "bois de bout" marquetry.