Jacques Van Oostenryk Dautriche Important Louis XV Period Jumping Chest Of Drawers Circa 1765 flag

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"Jacques Van Oostenryk Dautriche Important Louis XV Period Jumping Chest Of Drawers Circa 1765"
Jacques Van Oostenryk dit Dautriche Important Louis XV period jumping chest of drawers circa 1765

An exceptional and rare chest of drawers, with two drawers without crossbar, made of amaranth and satinwood veneers with butterfly wings and spandrels on a kingwood veneer base, the sides are curved, the uprights are pinched and the feet are arched. The top is covered with a beautiful and rare orange-red marble from Languedoc. Beautiful ornamentation in chiseled gilt bronze with rocaille pattern.

Very elegant Parisian work of the Louis XV period stamped by J. Dautriche for Jacques Van Oostenryk received Master on May 24, 1765.

Measurements: Height 36.41 In. - Width 56.29 In. - Depth 21.65 In.

In beautiful condition, our chest of drawers has been varnished with technical shellac.

Biography :

Jacques Van Oostenryk nicknamed Dautriche (1725-28 - 1778) from the Netherlands.

He settled in Paris circa 1740, first as a simple worker, then as a free craftsman. He was already known as a talented marquetry maker, particularly renowned for his geometric marquetry and his highly architectural commodes in the French Transition style. Very influenced by Jean-François Oeben, to whom his work is often associated.
He was awarded the title of master cabinetmaker on May 24, 1765. He signed his works with the pseudonym J. DAUTRICHE, the French translation of his Flemish name.

He became a supplier to the French Crown and obtained orders for the royal houses of Louis XV and Louis XVI and for the furnishing of the Count of Artois at the Temple Palace.
The Mobilier National preserves two beautiful wooden commodes; one from the Louis XV period with flower panels is exhibited in the Louvre. The MET in New York has a chest of drawers in its collection.
At his death, his wife Elisabeth Hannot and his son Thomas-Jacques took over the management of his workshop.

Red of Languedoc marble:

Known since ancient times, red Languedoc marble is extracted from several areas in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the main and the oldest quarries being at Caunes-Minervois (Aude) and Félines (Hérault). Red Languedoc marble varies from orange-red to bright red, along with large white veins. Raban Maur spoke about it and described it as being made up of “foam and mixed blood”. It is predominantly used in architecture, on wall tiles, on fireplaces, on furniture, and on marquetry work.
Red Languedoc marble was extensively used to make fireplaces, especially during the 18th century. The Grand Trianon of the Versailles Palace, built for Marie-Antoinette, features several fireplaces made out of this marble, as well as a shining floor made out of Carrara marble, Black Belgium marble, and red Languedoc marble found in The Round Room. The Round Room also features a fireplace made out of red Languedoc marble. The music hall inside the Grand Trianon is also decorated with a large fireplace made out of this same marble.
The exterior peristyle of the Grand Trianon of the Versailles Palace alternates between pilasters and monolithic columns made out of red Languedoc marble. Red Languedoc marble has been extracted since the roman period but exploitation was relatively low until the end of the Renaissance period. Extraction in large quantities started at the start of the 17th century. In 1615, the Abbot Jean of Alibert met the roman sculptor Stefano Sormano and asked him to find the marble quarries which were around his abbey in Caunes. After this remarkable discovery by Sormano, blocks of this marble were sent to Italy and the stone became a huge hit, under the name of “Rossi di Francia”. Shortly after, the exploitation of these quarries was carried out by the Italians, and production was mainly sent to Italy. In 1658, a French marble worker, Jean Baux, arrived in Caunes and red Languedoc marble started to become used in France.  Jean Baux supplied red Languedoc marble to make the jube of Sainte-Marie Cathedral in Auch and the altarpiece of the cathedral in Toulouse.
The quarries were made royal quarries in 1692 and were under the direct intervention of royal buildings. Called “the quarry of Roy” during the reign of Louis XIV, he himself made a lot of use out of it, in particular for the Versailles palace, the Saint-Cloud palace, and many other royal buildings. Red Languedoc marble was used to build the Petit Trianon of Versailles palace, built by Ange-Jacques Gabriel. Later on, this stone was extensively used for all types of buildings in France, Europe, and the United States.
There are several other quarries where red Languedoc marble is extracted from. It was extracted from the Notre-Dame-Du-Cros quarry until the end of the 20th century. Another quarry where this marble is extracted is the Saint-Nazaire-de-Ladareze quarry in the Hérault department. The marble extracted from this quarry is called “Incarnate red” and still exists today. This marble was also extracted in the south, in Villefranche-de-Conflent, under the name “Incarnat de Villefranche”. This quarry has been closed for a number of years. Other historical quarries are Hôpital, Portes and Alès.


Les ébénistes du XVIIIeme siècle -Comte François de Salverte.
Le mobilier français du XVIIIème siècle. Dictionnaire des ébénistes et des menuisiers Pierre Kjellberg.
J. Dubarry de Lasalle, Use of marbles, Ed. H. Vial, Dourdan, 2005
P. Julien, Marbles, From Quarries to Palaces, ed. Le Bec en l'air, Manosque, 2006
Marmi antichi, collective work, ed. De Luca, Rome, 1998
Price: 12500 €
Artist: Jacques Van Oostenryk Dit Dautriche (1725-28 - 1778) Reçu Maître Le 24 Mai 1765
Period: 18th century
Style: Louis 15th - Transition
Condition: En magnifique état de conservation, notre commode a été vernis à la gomme laque technique au tampon.

Length: 143
Height: 92,5
Depth: 55

Reference: 935604
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