A Louis XV Style Marquetry Commode

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Object Description

A Fine Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marquetry Inlaid Commode by Gervais Maximilien Eugène Durand.

Stamped to the carcass beneath the marble top ‘G. DURAND’.

This fine commode has a serpentine-shaped brêche d’Alep marble top above a pair of cupboard doors finely inlaid with a rocaille cartouche containing floral marquetry, opening to a an interior fitted with two adjustable shelves, above a shaped apron centred by a gilt-bronze acanthus and ‘C’-scroll cartouche, the sides with corresponding marquetry panels and the angles enlivened with fine acanthus chutes terminating in lion paw feet.

French, Circa 1880.

Object History

Gervais Maximilien Eugène Durand

The Durands were a well known Parisian family of fine furniture makers. The Maison Durand was founded by Maximilien-Eugène Durand (b.1839) who worked at 12 rue de la Carisaie and later at 62 rue Saint-Antoine, and was to execute many state and royal commissions. Durand was one of the finest craftsmen at the end of the Nineteenth Century in Paris. The company participated in the 1851 Great Exhibition and the 1899 Exposition Universelle where they were awarded a silver medal.

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