Delicate Louis XV chest of drawers - Paris, around 1750 - tamped "J. Dubois JME" for Jacques Dubois (1693-1763, Master 1742)




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Paris, around 1750

Stamped "J. Dubois JME" for Jacques Dubois

(1693-1763, Master 1742). In King's and

Satiné wood generous with finest flower twigs

inlaid, two-part chest of drawers "sans

traverse", on with original, fire gilded

Bronze sabots and pierced fittings

decorated legs, curved and profiled

Rouge Royal Marble Plate.

Both the Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture

of Jacques Dubois and his son René

are among the most important artistic carpentry works

in France in the middle and second

in the second half of the 18th century. The most powerful

but at the same time imaginatively decorated furniture

were not only at the French, but also

at other European courts.

Height 84.5 cm, width 99 cm, depth 53.5 cm.

Kjellberg, Le Mobiliare français du XVIIIe siècle,

Paris 1998, pp. 267-277.



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