À pans coupés. In the center an abattant concealing drawers. On each side a small cupboard with solid doors. In the apron and in the cornice are placed 6 drawers. Sheath feet. The centers of the panels and drawers are decorated with marble slabs painted in grisaille in imitation of bronze the central medallion representing an ancient scene, representing the triumph of Ceres, molded white marble top.
The piece of furniture is attributed to Martin-Guillaume Biennais (1764-1843) this piece of furniture is mentioned in Le Mobilier Français du XIX siècle 1795-1889, dictionary of cabinetmakers and carpenters, amateur editions, 1984, 1989, Page 87.
The paintings by Piat Sauvage (1744-1818), traces of signature on the central medallion, this medallion is the same as that of the piece of furniture acquired in Paris between 1805 and 1807 by Marie-Louise of Spain, and found in Madrid, Palacio de Oriente, the piece of furniture is attributed to Weisweller the porcelain plates of Dilh and Guérhard, painted by Piat Sauvage, the piece of furniture is represented in Earthenware and porcelain of Paris XVIIIth-XIXth centuries by Régine de Plinval de Guillebon Faton editions 1995.
Piat-Joseph Sauvage was a painter of Belgian origin who, at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, specialized in paintings in grisaille and trompe-l'oeil, as we see it here. Painter and decorator, he participated in the ornamentation of royal residences at the end of the reign of Louis XVI before turning to painting on marble and porcelain, he worked for the manufacture of Dihl and Guérhard then for that of Sèvres under the Empire .
Sale of the Gaston Muller Collection, Hôtel Drouot, Maître Etienne Ader, February 19 and 20, 1936, lot: 319.
Kugel Gallery, Paris.
22 000 €