Lot 1179* ♣ - A190 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 26. September 2019, 10.00 AM

LARGE COMMODE "À LA GRECQUE",

Transition, Paris ca. 1765/70. Signed S. OEBEN (Simon Oeben, maître 1769).
Purpleheart, satinwood and amaranth, inlaid as geometric reserves and fillets and marquetry. Front with 5 drawers arranged in 3 rows, the lower drawer sans-traverse. Gilt bronze mounts. Shaped Griotte rouge marble top. 2 keys. In a very good, restored condition. 1 corner mount, slightly askew. Back wall, repaired.
165x64x89 cm.
This object contains material of endangered species and is subject to certain trade restrictions. Prospective buyers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import it into another country.


Provenance:
Private collection, Paris.
Private collection Espirito Santo Collection Paris, 14 June 1955.

Lit.: P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris 1989; p. 620ff. (biogr. information). A.Pradère, Les ébénistes français de Louis XIV à la Révolution, Paris, editions du ChÈne, 1989, p. 261 and pp. 265-268.
A further, very similar commode from the Espirito Santo Collection is depicted in: Pierre Verlet. Les ébénistes du XVIII2 siècle français. 1963. p. 152, Fig. 2.

CHF 80 000 / 120 000

€ 70 180 / 105 260