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.