Chest of drawers in the style of Louis XV with parquetry in diamonds

Reproduction of an attractive commode inspired in the style of the beginning of Louis XV’s reign. The shape is serpentine and bombé and both the front and the sides of the case are inlaid with a striking geometrical parquetry veneer, which includes kingwood and rosewood. The production of this marquetry is really laborious because it has to be composed piece by piece directly on the carcasse. This difficult process comprises the assembling the gluing of the diamonds and the network of fillets one to one and then waiting for the glue to be dried for further gluing the following pieces.

The commode comprises four drawers, since the upper row is divided into two drawers which are hidden in plain sight by the effect of ‘trompe-l’œil’. The drawers are set with escutcheons decorated with asymmetrical foliage and the drawer handles are cast with scrolling foliage in a pure rococo style. The gilt-bronze mounts protect the veneer edges and run down the sides of the commode to the feet. The commode stands on splayed bracket feet and is topped with a beautiful white and beige marble.

Height: 32.7 inches / Lenght: 48.8 inches / Depth: 25.2 inches

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