"Attributed To Joubert - Exceptional Curved Commode With Doors - Louis XV Period"Exceptional three-sided curved chest of drawers, known as "doors", of rare quality in cabinetry and marquetry design.
The facade is in rosewood veneer decorated with butterfly wings, with bramble rosewood frames highlighted with a very fine reserve net framed in blond wood (holly).
The sides are herringbone rosewood veneer, also with rosewood surrounds and a thin reserve net in blond wood.
It opens with 2 curved leaves revealing 2 drawers in the upper part, also in rosewood and rosewood veneer.
Its very beautiful 18th century lock works perfectly (revised by a locksmith specializing in old locksmiths).
Visible hinges gilded and fixed by its original screws, handmade.
Sober but magnificent bronzes, of very high quality, finely chiseled and gilded with mercury in molten gold.
The 4 curved feet are shod in bronze of the same quality.
This chest of drawers is topped with a beautiful red marble, white and green veined with double corbin beak and a thickness of more than 3 cm
The frame and the drawers are in oak.
This piece of furniture is "good" of origin and has not undergone any restoration since its creation. The thickness of the veneer tells us that it has never been sanded.
This chest of drawers is not stamped although it surpasses in quality of execution, number of pieces of furniture signed (see explanation below)
It is attributed to Gilles Joubert, carpenter to the King.
Louis XV period - 18th century
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Gilles JOUBERT (1689 - 1775)
The brilliant career of Joubert, succeeds Oeben and precedes Riesener in the very important office of cabinetmaker of the King.
A prolific craftsman, Gilles Joubert was the first furniture supplier to the French royal household of Louis XV for more than twenty-five years, delivering over four thousand pieces ranging from simple bidets to richly decorated desks and tables.
He began to supply furniture to the Royal Furniture Guard in 1748, but it was not until the age of 74 that he received the title of cabinetmaker from the king.
Joubert's order volume was so large that he often subcontracted work to other cabinet makers in order to meet demand. Between 1763 and 1773 he was particularly busy delivering around 2,200 court pieces, including forty-four desks, over five hundred chests of drawers, over one thousand small tables and five hundred bidets.
Much of Joubert's furniture was produced before the guild made it compulsory for makers to stamp their furniture, while most of his later work was produced for the Court and therefore was exempt from this rule.L’email a bien été copiéL’email a bien été copiéL’email a bien été copié L’email a bien été copié