Louis XVI Commode by Pierre Roussel

  • This Louis XVI-period commode is an exceptional example of 18th-century French craftsmanship
  • The charming table was crafted by the famed ébéniste Pierre Roussel
  • Roussel is renowned for his parquetry work, which is used to stunning effect in this piece
  • Bronze ormolu mounts add an additional hint of luxury to the graceful design
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Item No. 31-0043

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Matchless style and high-quality craftsmanship are the hallmarks of Pierre Roussel's furniture, and this exceptional Louis XVI-era commode epitomizes this master craftsman's skill. Crafted of rosewood veneer with a violet wood frame and intricate parquetry inlay, the cabinet's graceful design is also highly practical. The compact form holds two drawers, one of which can be locked for added security. A specimen of marble provides the perfect surface, while bronze ormolu mounts add an additional hint of luxury to the drawers and body. Elegantly curved cabriole legs with bronze ormolu shoes complete this impeccable piece.

Known for his superior craftsmanship, Roussel was a highly respected maître ébéniste of the 18th century. His furniture pieces were favored by grand patrons such as the Prince de Condé and the Princess of Monaco, and his furnishings graced the halls of the Palais Bourbon and the Château de Chantilly. He was particularly renowned for creating commodes such as the present piece, which display his mastery over parquetry and marquetry to stunning effect. Signed examples in such exceptional condition as this are rarely found on the market.

Stamped "P. Roussel"

31 5/8" wide x 18 5/8" deep x 33" high
Louis XVI Commode by Pierre Roussel
Period: 18th Century
Origin: France
Type: Commodes/Chests
Depth: 18.63 Inches
Width: 31.63 Inches
Height: 33.0 Inches
Style: Louis XVI

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