Offered by Franck Baptiste Paris
16th to 19th century furniture and works of art
Elegant chest of drawers "entre-deux"* curved on the front and on the sides, inlaid with kingwood in the quatrefoils, opens with four drawers in three rows, separated by brass rails.
The ornamentation of gilt bronzes, such as the chutes in the shape of "espagnolettes" or the keyholes with facing sphinxes refer to the bronze models of the cabinetmaker Etienne Doirat, who owned his models.
This scenario could suggest a collaboration between two cabinetmakers, or Antoine Criaerd probably bought a stock of bronzes after the death of Etienne Doirat.
Beautiful Red Flanders marble with pronounced moldings.
Dimensions: h. 88 cm, l. 86 cm, p. 58 cm
Stamped on the right back mount "ACriaerd" for Antoine Criaerd.
Of Flemish origin, the elder brother of the well-known cabinetmaker Mathieu Criaerd, he practiced the same profession in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine during the period 1720-1750. He may have supplied furniture to cabinetmaker and dealer Migeon. The few works which bear his stamp relate to the style of the Regency or the beginning of the reign of Louis XV.
*entre-deux between two windows