Transition commode stamped François Reizell (received master on February 26, 1764) in marquetry of amaranth, rosewood, boxwood fillets and green tinted wood.
It opens with three rows of drawers, three of which are in the upper row.
The two large lower drawers have the elegance of being mounted without a crosspiece. They are adorned with three large reserves in rosewood veneer on an amaranth background, and underlined by tinted wood frames and boxwood fillets with ''Greek'' decorations.
The rounded uprights are inlaid with wide grooves in rosewood marquetry. They are adorned with a beautiful ornamentation of gilded and chiseled bronzes in angle drops with motifs of ribbons, palmettes and roughened grooves.
Gilded and chiseled bronzes in falls and in sabots also marry the edge of the pronounced curve of the feet.
The sides have the same decor as the front. The rear uprights are underlined with a large simulated groove.
This elegant commode is topped with a thick pinkish gray marble underlined by a groove.
L. 107 cm x H. 88 cm x D. 54 cm
Rosewood, amaranth, boxwood nets, green tinted wood
Stamp on the rear crossbar under the plate: F. Reizell
Ornamentation of gilded and chiseled bronzes
A craftsman of German origin, François Reizell began his career in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, rue Traversière. Around 1770, he left the cabinetmakers' quarter and settled in rue des Saints-Pères, then rue de Petit-Lion-Saint-Germain. Received Master on February 26, 1764, he will not register his letters of mastery until February 22, 1765.
It was at this time that he employed as a companion Joseph Baumhauer, who would become the famous Joseph, privileged craftsman of the Court.
His main client will be the Prince of Condé, to whom he will deliver many pieces of furniture for the Palais-Bourbon and for his castles of Chantilly and Villegénis.
The abundant production of Reizell reveals a talented cabinetmaker who knew how to adapt to the evolution of the style by producing works of high quality, quite varied, mainly Louis XV and Transition.
He uses rosewood, violet, amaranth, satin wood veneers, inlaid with birds, landscapes or flowers made up of bouquets, garlands or baskets. On his Transition style works, especially chests of drawers and secretaries, marquetry of trophies, vases or geometric designs replace floral compositions.
(Réf : Le mobilier français du XVIII° siècle – Pierre Kjellberg)
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65 000 €