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Louis XV Chest Of Drawers Stamped J.b Galet - 18th Century

Louis XV Chest Of Drawers Stamped J.b Galet - 18th Century

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"Louis XV Chest Of Drawers Stamped J.b Galet - 18th Century"
Elegant Louis XV chest of drawers, curved front and sides, opening with three drawers in front.
It presents a very neat marquetry of rosewood veneer in four-leaf frieze in fretted reserves on an amaranth background.
The pinched uprights are adorned with ''Rocaille'' falls in openwork gilded bronze and beaded garlands.
They end with small arched feet embellished with acanthus leaf clogs.
There is also a beautiful trim of gilded and chiseled bronzes for the handles and keyholes.
This small chest of drawers, with elegant proportions and supple lines, is stamped J.B Galet - for Jean-Baptiste Galet received master on May 13, 1754 - as well as the hallmark of the ''Jurande des Maîtres Ébénistes'' (JME)
It is topped with a thick pinkish gray marble molded with a corbin beak.

W. 98 cm x D. 49 cm x H. 83 cm

Parisian work
Oak frame and drawer interiors
Rosewood and amaranth
18th century
Stamped J.B Galet and JME

Jean-Baptiste Galet received his master's letters in Paris on May 13, 1754.
He first worked in rue Sainte-Marguerite then transferred his studio, to which he added a furniture store, to rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine.
This cabinetmaker quickly acquired a great reputation and was mentioned, towards the end of the reign of Louis XV, as one of the main cabinetmakers in Paris.
His production includes furniture of neat and refined manufacture, which he dresses with veneers in kingwood or rosewood leaves, marquetry of flowers or geometric patterns, and also varnishes in imitation of lacquers. Far East.
He will end his activity in 1780.
(Cf: 18th century French furniture – Pierre Kjellberg)

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