5 July 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD AND KINGWOOD COMMODE
BY FRANCOIS GARNIER, CIRCA 1740
The serpentine-fronted Rouge Royal marble top with moulded edge above three short and two long bombé shaped and crossbanded drawers, the angles mounted with elaborate foliate clasps each cast with a cabochon flanked by dragons and reaching to stylised shell-cast sabots, stamped twice 'F.GARNIER' and 'JME', the marble with restored break
34½ in. (88 cm.) high; 51 in. (130 cm.) wide; 25½ in. (65 cm.) deep
With Neidhardt, Munich.
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François Garnier (d. 1774), ébéniste and father of Pierre Garnier (maître in 1742), flourished throughout the reign of Louis XV.
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