Louis XV Antique Furniture

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Exceptional, Venetian, Rococo period, Lacca Povera commode scriban
Item No. 1185
Exceptional, Venetian, Rococo period, Lacca Povera commode scriban

The rectangular top above the slant-front, opening to a writing surface with a central pigeonhole flanked by four short drawers, above the serpentine-fronted body with two long drawers, the paneled sides, raised on cabriole legs.

Lacca Povera (also known as "Lacca Contrafatta") was a form of art originating in Venice incorporating decoupage (the cutting out of figural or natural forms), which are adhered to a solid surface, painted and hand-engraved, and then covered with a layer of layer of lacquer.

Mid-18th century.

50" wide by 43" high by 22¾" deep
French, Louis XV-XVI Transition period console
Item No. 1132
French, Louis XV-XVI Transition period console

In solid, carved giltwood with pierced central cartouche resting upon four cabriole legs and having original, Breche d'Alep marble top. From Provence, circa 1760.

50" wide by 34" high by 26" deep
Exceptional French, Louis XV period commode a portes
Item No. 1179
Exceptional French, Louis XV period commode a portes

Of galbe form on three sides, the whole comprised of Brazilian rosewood and other exotic, marquetry inlayed woods. Having original veined marble, bronze d'ore mounts, locks, and keys. 18th century.

Attributed to ébéniste du roi (royal cabinet maker) Gilles Joubert (1689 - 1775).
French, Louis XV style, marquetry-inlaid bureau de pente
Item No. 1166
French, Louis XV style, marquetry-inlaid bureau de pente

Inlaid with a combination of exotic woods, including walnut, Brazilian rosewood, satinwood, and birdseye maple; having a fall-front, which opens to reveal a writing surface and interior drawers; the whole resting upon four cabriole legs with bronze d'ore ornament.

In the manner of Hache (Grenoble, France). 19th century.

38¾" wide by 34¼" tall by 19½" deep
Pair of Northern European, Louis XV period, tabourets
Item No. 1165
Pair of Northern European, Louis XV period, tabourets

In solid carved giltwood; each one elaborately carved with seashells and acanthus leaves, the cabriole legs ending in escargot feet.

Circa 1740.

25" wide by 17½" deep by 19" high
Pair of French, Louis XV period fauteuils
Item No. 1150
Pair of French, Louis XV period fauteuils

In solid, carved and patinated beechwood. Circa 1752.

Stamped: MICHEL GOURDIN

Michel Gourdin was recognized as a master ébéniste in 1752. Other works by Gourdin are represented in The Met, the Louvre, the Bouvier Collection in the Musée Carnavalet, Paris; the Wallace Collection, London; Windsor Castle; and the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, New York.

36½" high by 25" wide
French, Louis XV period petite canapé corbeille
Item No. 1148
French, Louis XV period petite canapé corbeille

In solid, carved beechwood. Mid-18th century.

37¾" high by 63¾" wide
French, Louis XV period, giltwood canape
Item No. 1141
French, Louis XV period, giltwood canape

With exhuberantly-carved, sepentine frame, quintessential Louis XV motifs including seashells, acanthus leaves, and foliage, having three seats upholstered in floral-patterned, silk damask, the whole resting upon eight cabriole legs.

Mid-18th century, attributed to Louis Cresson.

86" wide
French, Louis XV style correspondence box
Item No. 1137
French, Louis XV style correspondence box

Embossed and gilt tooled leather ornamented in fleur de lis motif having a metal clasp. 19th century.

12¼" high by 7" wide by 7" deep
Fine, Louis XV style tric-trac table
Item No. 979
Fine, Louis XV style tric-trac table

In solid, carved walnut having cabriole legs ending in pied de biche (deer feet) and reversable top, one side (shown) with marquetry inlaid board for checkers, the other in green felt suitable for card playing. Removing the top reveals an inset, marquetry-inlaid backgammon board. The whole delicately carved. Late 18th or early 19th century from Nimes, France.
English, Chippendale period overmantle mirror
Item No. 1130
English, Chippendale period overmantle mirror

Of oval form in solid, carved giltwood, surmounted by a palmette and decorated with foliage scrolls. Mid 18th-century.

72" wide by 55" high
Pair of French, Louis XV style canapés
Item No. 1128
Pair of French, Louis XV style canapés

In solid, carved giltwood. One of the period (mid-18th century), the other later (19th century). Each having six legs elegantly carved with shells, acanthus leaves, and pomegranates.

Created for le Château de Dampierre, a castle in Dampierre-en-Yvelines, in the Vallée de Chevreuse, France.

45" wide by 35" high
Pair of Venetian, Rococo period, painted and parcel-gilded console tables
Item No. 1126
Pair of Venetian, Rococo period, painted and parcel-gilded console tables

With original Carrara marble tops. Mid-18th century.
Louis XV period console
Item No. 1123
Louis XV period console

In solid, carved beechwood with original rouge de Languedoc marble top. Mid-18th century.

55" wide by 24" deep by 33¾" high
French, Louis XV style, barometer and thermometer set of large dimensions
Item No. 1107
French, Louis XV style, barometer and thermometer set of large dimensions

In solid, carved giltwood. The barometer signed Torricelli, the thermometer signed Réaumur. 19th century.

57" high by 8" wide
Set of five French, Louis XV period fauteuils à la reine
Item No. 1103
Set of five French, Louis XV period fauteuils à la reine

In solid, carved walnut.

Attributed to Pierre Nogaret, (1718-1771), recognized as a master chairmaker in Lyon, June 1745. 18th century.

26½" wide by 38½" high by 23½" deep
French, Louis XV period, floral marquetry inlaid commode
Item No. 1101
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.)

49" wide by 22¼" deep by 35" high
Very fine, Genoese, Rococo period console table
Item No. 933
Very fine, Genoese, Rococo period console table

In solid, elaborately carved giltwood with Serravezza marble top, pierced skirt centered by a Rococo foliate ornament, complex volute floral and foliate-carved cabriole legs, and arched foliate stretcher. Mid-18th century.

Provenance: Formerly part of the furnishings at The Audubon House, Key West, FL; previously on exhibition at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL.

47" wide by 33" high by 23" deep
Italian, Rococo period, walnut console
Item No. 838
Italian, Rococo period, walnut console

With wooden top painted to resemble marble and legs terminating in pied de sabots. From Naples. Mid-18th century.

60" wide by 35" high by 26½" deep
French, Louis XV period bergere
Item No. 1094
French, Louis XV period bergere

In solid, carved walnut. Circa 1750.

Stamped "E. MEUNIER" (Etienne Meunier)



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