Rare “in-between” format chest of drawers, opening with two drawers without crossbar.
Curved on the front and on the sides, it rests on four arched feet.
Decor with "Martin varnish" imitating Chinese lacquer on three sides.
On a black background, our chest of drawers presents lake landscapes in strong relief of gold powder and copper: walkers in traditional costumes, junk, dwelling on stilts of the Diojiaolou type * ...
Beautiful ornamentation of original mercury-gilded bronzes including: offcuts and Greek-style openwork foot slippers, lion's butt, keyhole locks and handles with laurel tori.
Original "Aleppo Breach *" marble top with double moldings.
Frame and funds in oak.
Perfect state of conservation.
Stamped twice on the amounts "Roussel" and JME for the jurande of carpenters-cabinetmakers.
Parisian work from the Louis XV period around 1765-1770.
Width: 95 cm; Height: 86cm, Depth: 52.5cm
Pierre Roussel (1723-1782) Cabinetmaker received master in Paris on August 21, 1745.
Very skilled marquetry, Roussel left an abundant, diverse and excellent quality production. Received Master Cabinetmaker in 1745, Pierre Roussel moved to rue de Charonne, in the faubourg Saint-Antoine under the banner "L'Image de Saint Pierre ". Thanks to his qualities as a cabinetmaker and above all as an outstanding marquetry maker, he quickly acquired great notoriety. In 1762 he became a juror of his community. From 1767 he was considered to be one of the best cabinetmakers of his time, which is confirmed by the "Almanach d'un indication générale ou du Vray mérit" of 1769, which cites him as one of the first cabinetmakers in Paris. Highly appreciated by his colleagues, he became deputy of the cabinetmakers in 1777 and then trustee two years later. Its abundant and varied productions have adapted to all styles of the 18th century, with elegance and refinement. Many Louis XV chests of drawers, in rosewood or violet wood veneer, are decorated with flower inlays or ribbon bows. Lacquer and the tasteful landscapes of the Far East are also often used in its decoration. On the furniture, Transition and Louis XVI we find many works inlaid with architectural landscapes of cities, rivers or ports, without of course forgetting the inlays with geometric designs often used. The inventory of his goods, carried out after his death, proves the prosperity of his establishment that his wife, associated with her sons, took over.
120 000 €