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A Molitor French Empire Flame Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Commode with Rouge Griotte

$28,900.00

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38.5" h x 57.63" w x 25.5" d

A superbly crafted French Empire commode with Rouge Griotte marble top by  Molitor.   A pair of these commodes were acquired by King Jerome between 1809 and 1812  and listed in the inventory of the city residence in 1812 of Katherina von Wurttemberg, Queen of Westphalia.

   The doors are mounted with gilt bronze butterfly’s carrying garlands away from the central lockplate in the form of a flaming torch. The locking mechanism for the doors are hidden by one of the gilt bronze Butterfly’s that slides to reveal the quadrafoil key plate. The flame Mahogany doors open to reveal a fitted cabinet with three open draws with figured Mahogany drawer fronts.
The Butterfly motif is continued on the central cartouche on the drawer above the doors. The butterflies are pulling a Roman Chariot.
This piece is truly a very playful and impressive cabinet makers master piece. A related Secretaire Abbatant is available.   Circa 1810.

For an very similar chest (difference being the figured of the Mahogany Veneer) see, "Molitor, Ebeniste de Louis XVI a Louis XVIII" by Ulrich Leben

Antiquarian at Greenwich

A Molitor French Empire Flame Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Commode with Rouge Griotte

$28,900.00 ,

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38.5" h x 57.63" w x 25.5" d

A superbly crafted French Empire commode with Rouge Griotte marble top by  Molitor.   A pair of these commodes were acquired by King Jerome between 1809 and 1812  and listed in the inventory of the city residence in 1812 of Katherina von Wurttemberg, Queen of Westphalia.

   The doors are mounted with gilt bronze butterfly’s carrying garlands away from the central lockplate in the form of a flaming torch. The locking mechanism for the doors are hidden by one of the gilt bronze Butterfly’s that slides to reveal the quadrafoil key plate. The flame Mahogany doors open to reveal a fitted cabinet with three open draws with figured Mahogany drawer fronts.
The Butterfly motif is continued on the central cartouche on the drawer above the doors. The butterflies are pulling a Roman Chariot.
This piece is truly a very playful and impressive cabinet makers master piece. A related Secretaire Abbatant is available.   Circa 1810.

For an very similar chest (difference being the figured of the Mahogany Veneer) see, "Molitor, Ebeniste de Louis XVI a Louis XVIII" by Ulrich Leben

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