Chest of drawers inlaid with satin and amaranth with a framed decoration opening with five drawers on three rows. The chest of drawers rests on four high curved feet. The amounts are rounded. The chest of drawers has a slight protrusion in its center. The chest of drawers is decorated with gilded and chiseled neoclassical bronzes in entries of lock, in rings of pulling, in falls, in sabots, in apron.
The chest of drawers is surmounted by a top of grey marble Sainte-Anne molded.
Restorations of use
H. 87 x W. 129,5 x D. 58,5 cm
The model of the chest of drawers we present is well known. Indeed, it is a realization of the famous cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener. Some other rare examples were produced, here are those we have selected. We know the chest of drawers of the Duke of Guiche for the Palace of Versailles delivered in 1780 (lot 137, October 26, 2011, Sotheby's, former Fabius collection) bearing an inventory number of the Palace of Versailles, a chest of drawers delivered for the Hotel du Contrôle Général at the Palace of Versailles (lot 206, March 3, 1990, Sotheby's Monaco), a commode currently held at the Château de Versailles (former collection of Riesener's son, the painter Henri-François Riesener), another commode with no precise provenance (lot 254, April 19, 2016, Sotheby's Paris). This small body of work clearly demonstrates that this commode is a piece of high quality furniture. Appreciated by the court, this model was present at the Château de Versailles. In other words, this chest of drawers allows you to have at home a piece of furniture that was seen at the castle.
65 000 €