Rare small Louis XV chest of drawers, called ''d'entre deux'', from the 18th century, stamped I.D.F (for Jean David Fortunios (or Fortanier)) inlaid in violet wood frieze ''butterfly wing''.
The uprights receive finely chiseled gilt bronze falls and rest on refined arched feet, finished with gilt bronze clogs.
This charming little living room cabinet, curved in front and on the sides, opens with three rows of drawers.
It is topped with a thick pinkish gray marble.
H. 78.5 cm x W. 51 cm x D. 37.5 cm
France – Parisian work
Violet wood marquetry
I.D.F stamp under the marble
Beautiful ornamentation of original chiseled and gilded bronzes
The cabinetmaker Jean David Fortunios worked in Paris, rue de Charonne, in the 1730s. He would also have been known under the French name of Fortanier.
He is credited with the stamp ''I.D.F'' on the few Louis XV pieces of furniture he made in veneer or with floral marquetry panels or trellises.
The Jean Gismondi collection has a pair of corner cupboards by this cabinetmaker illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Meubles français du XVIII° siècle, p.321; let's also mention a ''bureau plat'' sold during the dispersion of the Dubernet-Douine collection in Paris, on April 12, 1946.
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