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French furniture and objet d'art
Marquetry Buffet opening by 2 doors and a large drawer. Front with double projection and cambered feet. Very fine work of marquetry on a green background with musical instruments and antique vases. yellow brocatelle Marble on top. Transition of the Louis XV and Louis XVI period, circa 1770.
Although not stamped, this beautiful piece of furniture is attributable to Charles Topino who was known for the quality and finesse of his marquetry and the care taken in the construction of his furniture down to the finest details including the hidden parts which are usually neglected. Thus our buffet has the interior doors veneered with oak, with a very refined construction that can be seen on the top view. The bottoms of the center parts inlaid with trophies and vases were probably originally stained blue, which has turned green over time. Finally, the bronzes are also very fine chiselled and the original from the 18th century (perfectly adapted to the decor and no other traces of mounting was found when our cabinetmaker dismantled the bronzes). Laqst but not least the Jura yellow brocatelle marble is a very rare luxury vein.
In the absence of a stamp it is difficult to certify 100% attribution to Topino, anyway if our pieces finaly does not come from his workshop, it is still the work of an excellent Parisian cabinetmaker of the time working in the same vein as Topino.
Charles Topino, master in 1773, is one of the greatest French cabinetmakers of the eighteenth century. His works are present in the greatest museums (Museum of Decorative Arts - Paris, Cognacq-Jay Museum, Nissim de Camondo Museum, Wallace Collection, Museum of Decorative Arts of Lyon...) and the most prestigious private collections. The very fine marquetry of flower vases and musical instruments is typical of his work.
Excellent condition, furniture completely restored by our cabinetmaker with a superb varnish with the stamp redone to new.