January 26, 2019 09:00 AM EST Asheville, North Carolina


Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Commode

French, circa 1870, attributed to François Linke after a design by Jean-François Leleu, unsigned, with a Brocatelle Violette Du Jura marble top above a frieze drawer with a pierced foliate cast panel, above two paneled long drawers, raised on turned, inlaid, gilt bronze tapered legs, tulipwood and amaranth primary with oak secondary, 35 x 58 x 25 in.


This commode is based on the celebrated 18th century model by Jean-François Leleu (1729-1807), now conserved at the Petit Trianon at Versailles. It was placed there in 1867 following an exhibition organised at the request of Empress Eugénie in memory of Queen Marie-Antoinette. The commode was further exhibited in Paris in the retrospective part of the Exposition de l'Union centrale des arts décoratifs in 1882.


very good condition, scattered very minor veneer chips and repairs, light surface dirt and mildew, minor separation at bottom of frieze drawer

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
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