Offered by Galerie Gilles Linossier
Furniture and Art object of the 18th century
Chest of drawers in fruitwood and ivory marquetry, amaranth veneer and rosewood from the Transition period.
The decor is made up of Chinese characters and weapon trophies. The ornamentation in gilded bronze and the top in veined white marble.
Work around 1770, stamped I.G. SCHLICHTIG.
Of German origin, Jean-Georges Schlichtig obtained his master's degree on October 2, 1765 and settled in rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine then rue Saint Nicolas. A talented marquetry artist, he distinguished himself in artistic cabinetmaking and worked for Queen Marie Antoinette. His furniture, mainly Transition and Louis XVI, classical, was in rosewood veneer arranged in butterfly wings, usually framed in violet or amaranth wood.
Some works, worked more meticulously, were inlaid with wreaths of flowers or trophies. Overall, the fabrications left by this skilled cabinetmaker often remain original and of high quality. After his death in February 1782, his wife kept his workshop and his activity until 1787.
85.5cm H x 140cm W x 60cm D
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