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Pair of large corner shelves stamped Hache in Grenoble
Pair of large corner shelves stamped Hache in Grenoble - Furniture Style Louis XV Pair of large corner shelves stamped Hache in Grenoble - Pair of large corner shelves stamped Hache in Grenoble - Louis XV Antiquités - Pair of large corner shelves stamped Hache in Grenoble
Ref : 97440
9 800 €
Period :
18th century
Artist :
Hache fils à Grenoble
Provenance :
France-Grenoble
Medium :
Alder Wood
Dimensions :
l. 12.2 inch X H. 38.58 inch
Furniture  - Pair of large corner shelves stamped Hache in Grenoble 18th century - Pair of large corner shelves stamped Hache in Grenoble Louis XV - Pair of large corner shelves stamped Hache in Grenoble Antiquités - Pair of large corner shelves stamped Hache in Grenoble
Franck Baptiste Provence

French Regional and Parisian furniture


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Pair of large corner shelves stamped Hache in Grenoble

Rare and important pair of large shelves in alder wood stained in red.
Model with three decreasing shelves and an upper tray with dovetails.
Original iron fasteners.
Good condition.
Both stamped with hot iron " Hache Fils à Grenoble ".

Louis XV period work by Jean François in Grenoble around 1765.

Dimensions :

Height : 98 cm ; Width by sides : 31 cm.

A pair of shelves of similar shape but in marquetry, stamped by Pierre Hache is published on page 461 of the book by Pierre Rouge " Le génie des Hache " (The Hache’s genius).

Our opinion :
Although very common at the time, few of these large hanging shelves have survived, probably because of their fragility.
The pair we present illustrates perfectly the talent of Jean François Hache who uses here a sinuous cut with lines specific to his workshop.
We can also find this twirling shape with successive detachments on the pair of shelves mentioned above.
In keeping with his company's motto, the young entrepreneur offers his customers the latest in fashionable furniture while being "fairly priced" as he mentions in his labels.
To obtain a very beautiful effect at a lower cost, he uses Alder, a white wood that takes well the tint and that he will "redden" according to a method today disappeared.
Mastering to perfection the different processes of wood staining, he obtains a result of very high quality, with a translucent shine that perfectly imitates the brightness of mahogany.
Only the reverse side of the wood, which still displays its natural color, reveals the subterfuge used by the master cabinetmaker.
If too often these colors have evaporated due to strong exposure to the sun, they have retained a great freshness on our pair of shelves.
This characteristic combined with the rarity, the opulence of the form and a very careful assembly, makes our pair a very beautiful example of the productions of the famous Grenoble family during the reign of Louis XV. 

Franck Baptiste Provence

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Bookcase & Vitrine Louis XV