Very beautiful Louis XV chest of drawers or comode with frames stamped Pierre-Harry Mewesen, curved shape, in veneer and precious wood marquetry decorated with cubes and concentric circles in reserves. This piece of furniture from the Louis XV period circa 1760 opens with two drawers without a crosspiece and rests on arched faceted legs. It presents a rich ornamentation of finely carved and gilded bronze such as: foliated scrolls, scrolls, lock entry, handles of pulling, falls of angle, descents of fall and clogs. Aleppo breccia marble top with throat and corbin beak.
Pierre-Harry Mewesen, received Master on March 26, 1766 is an original and full of fantasy marker. This cabinetmaker of Scandinavian origin worked on rue du faubourg Saint-Antoine, in a building with the Main d'or sign, until the approach of the Revolution. His production includes some works in the Louis XVI style: commodes, corners, secretaries, offices, all very well made. His marquetries represent flowers, trophies, in particular musical instruments, but the most original and curious feature flower vases, urns, teapots, various utensils, tripods and even tables and chairs reminiscent of Chinese lacquer decorations. Mewesen has also inlaid regular geometric patterns, including squares and cubes. Finally, some rare pieces of furniture of its manufacture are coated with lacquer from China. His bronzes are usually discreet. Also one can consider as quite exceptional a large and remarkable secretary whose satin and amaranth veneer especially highlights the rich bronze decoration made of lion muffles, heavy garlands, two small bas-reliefs representing children pickers, chopsticks framing. This piece of furniture, powerfully architectural, was sold in Paris in 1972.
Really good condition
Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIème Siècle, Pierre Kjellberg, Les Éditions de l'Amateur - 1998.