Period Kingwood marble-top commode by Saunier. – Great Kingwood parquetry – Original mounts – Original pyrenees gris marble – Two-drawer. Cabinetmaker: Jean-Charles Saunier became a master on August 27, 1743. He comes from a famous and large family of cabinetmakers. He is one of the first of the Saunier’s to gain recognition. Jean-Charles took over his father’s studio which resided on rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine in Paris. He always leaves a large and visible stamp on his beautiful commodes. His curved commodes have marquetry that is delicately and finely done. Museum: London, Victoria & Albert Museum.
J. B. Saunier (Cabinetmaker)
Height: 32.5 in. (82.55 cm)
Width: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)
Depth: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
Style: Louis XV (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Marquetry, Kingwood, Parquetry, Kingwood
Place of Origin: France
Period: Mid-18th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1750
Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Kingwood restoration. Marble original and rare (has had historical repairs) Original mounts, gilt rubbed.