Etienne Doirat, Rare Commode Tombeau à Pont d'Epoque Louis XV
Rare and Exceptional Tomb-Shaped Commode at Pont d'Epoque Louis XV,
Tackle De Bois de Violette, Attributed to Etienne Doirat.
It opens with 4 drawers on 3 rows, the last of which is separated by a high bridge.
Topped with a Royal Red Molded Marble Top. (Formerly restored)
Richly Adorned with Gilt Bronze and Chiseled, with Deor Busts of Women, Mascarons,
Leafy Volutes and Staples, Which Directly Evokes the Work of Etienne Doirat.
The Shape of This Commode is Typical of the Production of This Great Cabinetmaker.
In view of these elements, we can attribute this dresser to ETIENNE DOIRAT.
We know that a small part of his production has been stamped.
"Etienne Doirat (1675-1732) - Great Cabinetmaker.
These pieces of furniture are frequently made of amaranth or violet wood, veneered in leaves or inlaid with squares.
Coming from a family of craftsmen - earthenware makers, carpenters - settled since the early years of the 17th century in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, Etienne Doirat is the son of the mason Joseph Doirat and Michelle Ferlu, sister of Pierre-Isaac Ferlu, master merchant-cabinetmaker. Like him, his younger brother Pierre-Michel followed the path of master cabinetmaker.
It was in the first years of the 18th century that he obtained his master's degrees. He worked all his life on rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine for a wealthy French clientele but also foreign.
Often of a sublime character, his furniture belongs mainly to the Regency style.
Chests of drawers constitute the bulk of its production. An inventory drawn up on July 14, 1732 mentions a large number of them, “en Tombeau "Or" at the Regency "but also includes some large bookcases, cupboards, secretaries, regulators and various models of gaming tables or living room.
These pieces of furniture are frequently made of amaranth or violet wood, veneered in leaves or inlaid with squares. Doirat makes extensive use of high-quality bronzes - produced by collaborators of founders and chasers - where traditional elements such as mascarons from the time of Louis XIV respond to the busts of women or "Spanish" Regency or to various motifs in a typical Rocaille style. He sometimes adorns the face of his chest of drawers without a crosspiece with a large bronze cartouche that his successors later used widely. In this area, Doirat proved to be one of the great creators of decorative formulas and techniques - glories of Parisian cabinetmaking under the reign of Louis XV. "(Furniture and Cabinetmaker from the 18th century)
Very Rare model.
This is a chest of drawers that can be dated from the very beginning of the Louis XV period, around 1720.
Width: 131 cm
Depth: 63 cm
The chest of drawers presented to you is in a very beautiful state of conservation.
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Etienne Doirat, Rare Commode Tombeau à Pont d'Epoque Louis XV Circa 1720
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