Chest of drawers, opening with three drawers on three rows, made of solid Cuban mahogany with compact grain and cherry-red veining, illuminated by a gilt bronze trim.
Elegantly served by its curves all in fluidity, it "catches" the light well and gives off, by its bends of crosspieces and its sculpted contributions, as much character as charm.
It is topped by a particularly well-branched top, mounted in a frame and bordered by a corbel mouthpiece topped by a cavet, its sides are perfectly smooth (typical of the port furniture of the Rance Valley as well as of Aunis-Saintonge), its uprights, decorated with moldings, are punctuated by gadrooned feet which, combined with a wide crosspiece nervously scrolled and sculpted with a shell on the apron, give it a strong and solid base. The particularity of the drawers and the crosspieces that are cut out at the corners and the very soft curved line that runs parallel to the uprights should be noted.
This detail makes it part of a small corpus of chests of drawers that we place in documentation.
Note also the beautiful construction of the frame and the rare assembly of the drawers, a sign that this chest of drawers is a work of cabinet making.
Pull handles and lock entries in chased and gilded bronze
(brought back or probably simply gilded, because we do not see any other traces of bronzes and we note that each of the referent models is thus
decorated with a bronze trim of the Parisian type.
Three iron locks (original) and a gilt bronze key.
Work said to be from Aunis-Saintonge, attributable to the port of La Rochelle or Rochefort, dating from the mid-eighteenth century.
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