Lot 1142 - A184 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 22. March 2018, 10.00 AM

COMMODE "A LA GRECQUE",

Transition, signed G. DESTER (Godefroy Dester, maître 1774), Paris ca. 1775.
Tulipwood, rosewood and partly tinted precious woods in veneer and finely inlaid "à la Reine" with rosettes, blossoms, lozenge pattern, and decorative frieze. Front with 2 sans-traverse drawers. Fine, matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and sabots, in part replaced. Shaped "Brèche d'Alep" marble top. Restorations in the veneer.
125.5x60x90.5 cm.

Provenance:
- from a private collection, Suisse romande.

A gueridon by G. Dester with identical marquetry is depicted in: P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris 1989; p. 261.

Ref.: P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris 1989; p. 258 (biogr. information). J. Nicolay, L'art et la manière des maîtres ébénistes français au XVIIIe siècle, Paris 1976; I, pp. 76f. (biogr. information).

CHF 25 000 / 45 000

€ 21 930 / 39 470

Sold for CHF 46 100 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.