This transitional chest of drawers from the Louis XV and Louis XVI periods is made of rosewood veneer in amaranth frames, high on slightly curved legs, it opens with two drawers without crossbar, the uprights are cut sides. It presents in front three rectangular and vertical reserves plated in butterfly wing and framed with a net of tulip tree decorated with a square spandrel at each end and bordered on the circumference of a band of amaranth, the facade is slightly protruding and the bottom rail is in cul de lampe. The sides are plated with a frieze in rosewood chevron bordered by a net and surrounded by a band of amaranth. It is dressed with bronzes, such as chute and hoof, rings of drawing and cul de lampe, some have been replaced in the past. This chest of drawers is in good general condition, we sell it as we acquired it, the varnish is old and some small pieces of veneer have been made.
Jean-Georges Schlichtig is a Parisian master cabinetmaker of German origin, received on October 2, 1765, he settled in rue du faubourg Saint-Antoine and then in rue Saint Nicolas, he produced mainly Transition and Louis XVI furniture in rosewood veneer in violet or amaranth wood frames, but also some more sophisticated furniture, with a rich and fine marquetry decoration, such as trophies or bouquet of flowers but also of landscape. A chest of drawers with the figure of Queen Marie-Antoinette, preserved today in the Louvre Museum, attests to his qualities as a marquetry maker and that he must have worked for the court. Various museums preserve furniture from his workshop, Beauvais, Château de Champs sur Marne, Château de Chantilly, Carnavalet in Paris and the Louvre. He died in 1782, and his wife kept his workshop and continued the activity until 1787.
Dimensions original gray marble top 98 cm x 48 cm, height 85 cm.