Möbel·Europäisches Kunsthandwerk·Gemälde

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Schloss Schoenburg | 94060 Pocking, Bavaria - Germany
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Möbel·Europäisches Kunsthandwerk·Gemälde

A Pair of Louis XV Ormolu-Mounted Chinese Black and Gilt-Lacquer Serpentine Encoignures with Spanish Brocatelle Marble Tops

Ca. 1755

by Jean-Charles Ellaume (Maître in 1754)

35 inch (89 cm) high
36 inch (92 cm) wide
26 inch (66 cm) deep

These elegantly serpentined corner commodes in sarcophagus scrolls, are decorated with vignettes of bird-inhabited gardens in varie-coloured golds. They would have harmonized with the colourful Chinese floral wall-papers imported by leading Parisien marchands-merciers. Roman acanthus and water-scalloped cartouches enrich the serpentined ribbon-bands of ormolu that frame the lacquered tablets, which would have been cut from an early 18th century Chinese screen or cabinet. The encoignures are indistinctly stamped ‘…E..L..L…’, which is the stamp of Jean-Charles Ellaume, who traded for over thirty years from the rue Traversiere-Saint-Antoine.His stamp also features on a related commode, decorated in vernis noir et or, illustrated P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Francais du XVIII Siecle, Paris.

Provenance:
Carraro Rizzoli Collection, Palazzo Rizzoli, Milano

Literature:
P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIII siècle, Paris 2002, p. 339

Kunsthandel Peter Mühlbauer
Schloss Schoenburg | 94060 Pocking, Bavaria - Germany
Phone +49 (0)8531 - 18 15 | Fax +49 (0)8531 - 133 00
petermuehlbauer@t-online.de | www.kunsthandel-muehlbauer.com

A Pair of Louis XV Ormolu-Mounted Chinese Black and Gilt-Lacquer Serpentine Encoignures with Spanish Brocatelle Marble Tops

Ca. 1755

by Jean-Charles Ellaume (Maître in 1754)

35 inch (89 cm) high
36 inch (92 cm) wide
26 inch (66 cm) deep

These elegantly serpentined corner commodes in sarcophagus scrolls, are decorated with vignettes of bird-inhabited gardens in varie-coloured golds. They would have harmonized with the colourful Chinese floral wall-papers imported by leading Parisien marchands-merciers. Roman acanthus and water-scalloped cartouches enrich the serpentined ribbon-bands of ormolu that frame the lacquered tablets, which would have been cut from an early 18th century Chinese screen or cabinet. The encoignures are indistinctly stamped ‘…E..L..L…’, which is the stamp of Jean-Charles Ellaume, who traded for over thirty years from the rue Traversiere-Saint-Antoine.His stamp also features on a related commode, decorated in vernis noir et or, illustrated P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Francais du XVIII Siecle, Paris.

Provenance:
Carraro Rizzoli Collection, Palazzo Rizzoli, Milano

Literature:
P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIII siècle, Paris 2002, p. 339

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