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Jumping commode in marquetry with birds, Grenoble, 18th century.
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18000 € (port +150€)
Chest of drawers, Transition, XVIII

Jumping chest of Transition period with two drawers without crossbar from the Grenobloise region.

Composed of burl ash, cherry veneer, rosewood marquetry and rosewood threads, it presents overall light essences contrasted with darker ones.

The richly ornamented facade as a whole presents in detail several frames: a first in cherry wood marquetry, then in burl ash and finally a central medallion: a superb scene with birds.

We find on the sides and uprights the same compositions and the use of dark rosewood for circular geometric shapes.

This elegant set is based on 4 curved legs, the dresser is topped with a cherry red marble veined with white.

Very beautifully crafted and with tastefully composed marquetry, the chest of drawers is decorated with bronzes (handles, keyhole, clogs and apron).

Although the quality of the chest of drawers, the types of species used such as burl ash, the bird-themed marquetry and the bossed chamfers on the legs remind us of the work of the Ax dynasty and more specifically of Jean-François Ax, attribution as is is not certain. We are certain that this exceptional chest of drawers illustrates the style and talent of the best Dauphinois cabinetmakers.

Transition period, 18th century.

Length: 124 cm
Height: 85.5 cm
Depth: 63.5 cm
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