66. Chest of drawers with arched front with... - Lot 66 - Farrando

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66. Chest of drawers with arched front with... - Lot 66 - Farrando
66. Chest of drawers with arched front with inlaid decoration of floral compositions and flowers of jasmine flowers in ivory. In the center of the tray, a central vase placed on an entablature with mascaron of a bearded old man, is flanked by floral scrolls, flaming torches and birds. A large floral bouquet animated by birds in flight on the sides completes the inlaid the inlaid decoration of flowers and masks with a feathered headdress in front. It opens with five drawers on four rows separated by crosspieces, the amounts with simulated flutes resting on straight legs. Louis XIV period, early 18th century. H : 84 cm - W : 117 cm - D : 63 cm. (Probably partly re-inlaid, gilt bronze ornaments added, uprising, lacks and cracks, feet redone). A similar commode, attributed to Auburtin Gaudron (sic), was auctioned in London (Bonhams, London, June 27, 2006, lot 268). Two other chests of drawers, similar and with four rows of drawers, can also be mentioned mentioned: - Ader-Picard-Tajan, December 9, 1981, Paris Hôtel Georges V, lot n°316. - Christie's London, December 9, 1993, Earl Amherst estate, lot n°316. Earl Amherst, lot n°156. This inlaid decoration is also found on eight-legged desks, known as Mazarin. Let us mention notably a desk attributed to Renaud Gaudron, whose composition of the top is the same as the one of the chest of drawers we are presenting (Océanes Enchères, February 5, 2022, Le Havre). A central vase placed on an entablature decorated with a mask of an old bearded man. Some flowers of Jasmine in ivory are also detached from the composition. Renaud Gaudron was trained in the workshop of his father father Aubertin Gaudron, then became master before June 1684 when his mother gave him the position of ordinary carpenter of the duchess of Orleans having belonged to his father. At the death of Pierre Gole, Renaud Gaudron became supplier of the Garde Meuble de la Couronne from June 8, 1686 June 8, 1686 then of the Menus Plaisirs as from 1698. The first chest of drawers was registered at the Garde Meuble de la Couronne on October 28, 1695, delivered by Gaudron for the service of the castle of Marly and entered in the General Inventory under the number 487. Gaudron counted among his illustrious clients Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, mistress of the king of England Charles II. Bibliography : - ALCOUFFE, D., BELLAIGUE, G. de reign of Louis XIV, French furniture from the Renaissance to Renaissance to the Louis XIV style, coll. Antiquités & Objets d'art, Paris, ed. Fabri, 1991. - DEMETRESCU, C., The cabinetmakers of the under the reign of Louis XIV, The Bibliothèque des Arts, Lausanne, 2021. - LUNSINGH SCHEURLEER, Th. H., Pierre GOLE, Ebéniste de Louis XIV, éditions Faton, Dijon, 2005. - VERLET, Pierre, Le Mobilier royal français, Paris, t. III, 1994, p. 21-23.
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