Möbel·Europäisches Kunsthandwerk·Gemälde

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

A French Renaissance “Dressoir”

second half 16th century,
probably Bourgogne

Oak wood
159.5 x 118 x 47 cm

 
This Dressoir is an architectural masterpiece of carving-furniture in the 16th century.

The two-story structure with two-drawer entresol and double-door overhead is horizontally subdivided by foliage embellished mouldings. Grooved columns, half-columns and pilasters with ornamental foliage vertically subdivide the structure. 

The niches of the upper compartment are decorated with sculptures of Mars, Venus and Apollo. Allegories of Pax and Justitia are found on the door panels, which appear in the compositions of the engraver Philippe Galle and derive from the Art of Fontainebleau.

Entresol and mouldings are richly decorated with Cherubim, Harpies, Victorias and inlaid ebony-platelets. The lion heads adorning the drawers may refer to the Burgundian origin of the Dressoir.

Literature:
Alain, Erlande-Brandenburg, exposition catalogue Musée National de la Renaissance 10/2001, fig. 20

Provenance:
South German private collection

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 French Renaissance “Dressoir”

second half 16th century,
probably Bourgogne

Oak wood
159.5 x 118 x 47 cm

 
This Dressoir is an architectural masterpiece of carving-furniture in the 16th century.

The two-story structure with two-drawer entresol and double-door overhead is horizontally subdivided by foliage embellished mouldings. Grooved columns, half-columns and pilasters with ornamental foliage vertically subdivide the structure. 

The niches of the upper compartment are decorated with sculptures of Mars, Venus and Apollo. Allegories of Pax and Justitia are found on the door panels, which appear in the compositions of the engraver Philippe Galle and derive from the Art of Fontainebleau.

Entresol and mouldings are richly decorated with Cherubim, Harpies, Victorias and inlaid ebony-platelets. The lion heads adorning the drawers may refer to the Burgundian origin of the Dressoir.

Literature:
Alain, Erlande-Brandenburg, exposition catalogue Musée National de la Renaissance 10/2001, fig. 20

Provenance:
South German private collection

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