Exceptional Louis XV chest of drawers - Paris - François Lebesgue - around 1760




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Elaborately veneered in Bois de Rose and mahogany as well as in numerous other partly colored, burn-shaded and engraved precious woods, splendid fire-gilded bronze applications and decorative edges, profiled, original Brèche d’Alep marble slab as a cover.

Signed with stamp under the slab.

The artfully inlaid ornamentation in the fourfold mirrored veneer base on the front “sans traverse” as well as the sides of the furniture meet the highest demands on a courtly parlor piece. In the veneer, large-area bundles of flower branches with an imaginative framing of shells and scaled ribbons predominate. The applications with movingly curved rocailles that flow along the edges of the furniture complement the inlaid motifs of the representative chest of drawers. From French aristocratic possession.

Height 86 cm, width 95 cm, depth 53 cm.

Salverte, „Les Ébénistes du XVIIIe siècle“, Paris 1934, p. 180.



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