"French Parisian Louis XV Commode Stamped "pierre Roussel" 18th Century"Elegant dresser Louis XV marquetry of rosewood and purple wood, stamped "Pierre ROUSSEL", received Master August 21, 1745. Curved front and sides, it opens with four drawers in three rows. It has an inlaid decoration in reserves fretted with rosewood framed by violet wood. A beautiful ornamentation of gilded bronzes decorates the drawers as well as the amounts. This charming Parisian dresser rests on curved legs ending in golden bronze clogs. She is wearing a "Royal Red" marble surrounded by a beak of corbin. France, Parisian work Stamped "P.ROUSSEL" and "JME" (Jurande of the Master Cabinetmakers) on the right front post Another stamp "C.V. MARCHAND" and an inscription in ink are visible on the amounts. It may be a brand of merchant or property. Lock and original bronzes 18th century
Historical annecdote : Installed rue de Charonne in the Faubourg Saint Antoine, with the sign "The Image of Saint Peter" Pierre Roussel (1723-1782) is considered one of the most skilled cabinetmakers of his time. He has produced a variety of excellent quality furniture thanks to his unparalleled talent as a marketer. In 1762 he even became a juror of his community. Among his clients, the Prince de Condé commissioned him for the Palais Bourbon and Château de Chantilly for a value of more than 10,000 livres.