Louis XVI Style Commode After Mathieu-Guillaume Cramer
This wonderful commode after the original design by Mathieu-Guillaume Cramer dates from the late nineteenth century. It features a medous breccia marble top over three frieze drawers above a pair of drawers inlaid with a still life scene with musical theme, flanked by panels decorated with lozenge style parquetry. Mounts include acanthus-cast volutes at the shoulders, ring-shaped drawer pulls, frieze with scrolling motifs, and legs decorated with acanthus leaf and paw-cast sabots. The locks are stamped VF/PARIS over crossed keys. Measures 37 x 67 x 25 (96 x 171 x 65 cm). Provenance: Christie's. Attributed by Christie's as a design originally from Jean-Henri Riesener, the rectangular bronze center panel suggests the design by Cramer, a German-born cabinet maker who was a contemporary of Riesener, and worked in Paris from circa 1771 to 1794. For an original work by Cramer, see the commode in the collection of Victoria and Albert Museum.
Condition is very good. There are some small veneer losses as seen in our images and numerous scratches to the top.