French, Louis XV period, floral marquetry inlaid commode
Of bombé form with unusual three-drawer construction, inlaid in floral marquetry, the whole resting upon four cabriole legs terminating in bronze sabot feet. Mid-18th century.
Signed "N.PETIT" (Nicolas Petit, Master in 1761 was a great Parisian cabinetmaker. Established rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine under the sign "In the Name of Jesus", in his 30 years as a master he established a lasting reputation. His career began with very refined dressers of bombé form in the Louis XV style, secretaries, desks, small tables, many finely decorated with blooming branches.)