Small piece of furniture in mahogany and mahogany veneer, with large fluted and filleted uprights, opening by two doors, wrought iron cremone lock, ornamentation of finely chased and gilded bronzes, top of Byzantine marble, stamped Nicolas Petit (received Master in 1761) and JME hallmark, of Louis XVI period
Nicolas Petit (1732-1791) was received as Master in 1761.
For thirty years, he made various pieces of furniture in all styles, adapting to changing tastes.
Under Louis XV, he adorned his orders, corner pieces, desks and secretaries with marquetry of flowers, attributes of music...
Under Louis XVI, Nicolas Petit remains in the same line as in the Transition period: he does not seek originality but signs perfectly executed furniture, with marquetry for example in rosewood in butterfly wings in frames of amaranth or violet.
His furniture can be found in some of the greatest collections that have become museums: Nissim de Camondo, Cognacq-Jay, Carnavalet, Arts Décoratifs du Louvre, in Paris, but also the Wallace Collection in London, or the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection in Lisbon.
JME: Jurande des Menuisiers Ebénistes.
Control stamp of the jurors of the corporation of the cabinetmakers of Paris verifying the quality of the realized works and if the cabinetmakers stamped well their works.
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