Small chest of drawers curved on three sides.
Parisian work of the Louis XV period.
Decorated with rosewood veneer in violet wood reserves.
Chest of drawers opening with three drawers and resting on a cambered base in front.
Moulded marble top with a corbin beak.
Ornamentation of gilded bronzes.
Hallmark on the left front post.
Stamp of Gosselin on the right rear post.
Height : 33,26 in
Width : 25,59 in
Depth : 16,33 in
GOSSELIN Antoine, notable cabinetmaker, born in Sarton, near Amiens, in 1731, died in Paris on December 16, 1794. Arrived to settle in the capital, he won the master's degree on July 9, 1752, was a juror of his community from 1772 to 1774, assistant to the syndics in 1777, syndic the following year, and continued to sit in the office of his body, as deputy or administrator, until the Revolution. This manufacturer, who operated a very active workshop on rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, opposite rue de Charonne, is cited with honor in the Almanach général des Marchands du Royaume.
The Christiania Museum in Oslo has a marquetry chest of drawers dating from the end of Louis XV's time, whose decorations include a landscape skilfully treated in pretty light tones.
Width : 65 cm
Height : 84,5 cm
Depth : 41,5 cm
Category : Chest of drawers
Style : Louis XV
Period : 18th century
Price : 6800 €
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