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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 364

    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH, SYCAMORE AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE

    BY MARTIN OHNEBERG, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH, SYCAMORE AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE
    BY MARTIN OHNEBERG, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The grey and black bardiglio marble top above two drawers inlaid sans traverse with a simulated frieze decorated with vessels and centred by a musical trophy, flanked by simulated fluted uprights, the shaped sides similarly decorated and centred by flowering urns, on square tapering legs terminating in ormolu caps, stamped 'M. OHNEBERG'
    34 in. (86 cm.) high; 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) wide; 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) deep


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    Martin Ohneberg, maître in 1773, is recorded to have worked predominantly with marchands-merciers and tapissiers such as the frères Presle, working exclusively in the Transition and Louis XVI fashions, as illustrated by a Transition commode inlaid with foliage and musical instruments, in the Musée du Louvre (P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIè Siècle).

    A related demi-lune commode by Ohneberg is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, ibid, p.627, while a further related example executed by fellow ébéniste Jean Caumont (maître in 1774), featuring the same distinctive laurel adorned 'lobed' mounts to the angles, was sold, Mercier, Velliet, Thullier & Issaly, Lille, 24 April 1988, p.70.

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    Provenance

    Rue de la Faisanderie, Paris, until the late 1940's.
    Thence by descent.