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Louis XVI Commode, Stamped Molitor
Louis XVI Commode, Stamped Molitor - Furniture Style Louis XVI Louis XVI Commode, Stamped Molitor -
Ref : 95751
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Bernard MOLITOR (1755-1833) reçu Maître en en 1787
Medium :
Mahogany, lemon tree, amaranth
Dimensions :
l. 32.68 inch X H. 33.07 inch X P. 15.75 inch
Furniture  - Louis XVI Commode, Stamped Molitor 18th century - Louis XVI Commode, Stamped Molitor
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Louis XVI Commode, Stamped Molitor

Chest of drawers from the Louis XVI period (circa 1790) in mahogany, lemon tree, amaranth, on an oak frame. It opens with three drawers in three rows, the rounded rudent fluted uprights extended by tapered ringed feet. Drop ring pull hands and gilt bronze keyholes. Veined Sainte-Anne gray marble top. Stamped B MOLITOR and hallmark of Jurande Bernard MOLITOR (1755-1833) received Master in 1787.

H. 84 L. 83 D. 40 cm.
(Very good condition) Missing the original keys Condition report and technical photographs on request.

Private collection. This is most likely the chest of drawers referenced under number 13 of the catalog raisonnée * Versailles Sale, 11.6.1969 n°228

*Molitor cabinetmaker from Louis XVI to Louis XVIII by Ulrich Leben, Éditions d'Art Monelle Hayot , 1992

Bernard Molitor, French cabinetmaker born October 22, 1755 in Betzdorf ("Country Duchy of Luxembourg and County of Chiny") and died November 17, 1833 in Fontainebleau. Son of a Luxembourg miller, he was received as a master cabinetmaker in 1787.

His work is characterized by an austere elegance that seduced the administration of the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne headed by Thierry de Ville d'Avray, anxious to prove a moderation of expenses. royal.

Public collections:
Paris, Musée du Louvre: Lacquer cabinet,
Paris, Musée Marmottan: Six mahogany armchairs
Versailles, Petit Trianon: Pedestal table commissioned for the Château de Saint-Cloud,
Versailles, Château de Versailles: Circular tea table
London, Wallace Collection: Rectangular dressing table
Cleveland, Museum of Art: Secretary Directoire
Malibu, Paul-Getty Museum: Grand Bureau cylinder in mahogany

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