French Louis XVI style chest of drawers or commode after a model by Jean-Henri Riesener, with its petite portions will fit comfortably into small spaces. The top drawer is smaller with geometric parquetry design, the two lower drawers with shared diamond pattern parquetry with exceptional bronze hardware and mounts, supported on four round fluted tapering legs with bronze mounts, rectangular Breche d'Alep marble-top surface.
After a model by Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806,) German "ébeniste "cabinet maker, celebrated and recognized for his work of the Neoclassical period.
Official "ébéniste du roi", Cabinetmaker to French King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Neoclassical design was inspired by the discovery of ancient Pompeii, returning Greco-Roman style in furniture and architecture. Louis XVI's reign began in 1774 and his queen Marie-Antoinette was a lover of the arts and had much influence over the style. This 18th century design is timeless and elegant, but understated; it will compliment an antique setting, or adds exuberant contrasting highlights to modern and contemporary interior settings
Place of Origin: France
Period: Early 19th century
Dimensions - (35"h, 33.5"w, 19"d)
Condition: Excellent antique condition
Wear: consistent with age and use.