Rare Louis XV chest of drawers attributed to Molitor
It opens with three drawers in mahogany veneer framed by gilt bronze rods and separated by a bronze rod.
The uprights of the front legs have fluted brass columns surmounted by Corinthian capitals in gilded bronze.
The sides are also in mahogany framed by gilt bronze sticks.
It rests on four spinning tops, rings and clogs in bronze.
This chest of drawers is surmounted by its white Carrara marble framed by a gilt bronze mold, openwork and decorated with garlands.
Work from the end of the 18th century attributed to Bernard Molitor (1755-November 17, 1833), received Master on October 26, 1787.
Bernard Molitor, of Luxembourg origin, moved to Paris in 1776. He began his career as a cabinetmaker on rue Bourbon – Saint-Germain (now rue de Lille).
He moved to rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in 1802, then under the Empire, Boulevard de la Madeleine before returning to rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré.
He will die in a vast residence located not far from the castle of Fontainebleau.
Enjoying a great notoriety, before and after the revolution, both in France and abroad, he worked mainly for a rich and numerous aristocratic clientele.
88cm H x 132cm W x 60cm D