Louis XVI style chest of drawers

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19th century
Louis XVI, Directoire style
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    A large Louis XVI style chest of drawers, decorated with gilded bronze elements. Each door is decorated with an oval relief plaque, which represents the Putti.
    Historical context: Madame Leon (Helene) Bertaux (1865-1909) French sculptor. In 1889, she received a gold medal at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. She organized a sculpture school for women. In 1896, she became the first woman to be selected by the Salon's exhibition jury. She became famous thanks to the subtlety of working with materials and the fight for women's rights.
    CHARLES-GUILLAUME DIEHL, French furniture manufacturer, cabinetmaker, of German origin was born in Steinbach (Grand Duchy of Hesse) on July 20, 1811. In 1840, Diehl moved to Paris on the 3rd rue de Torigny, then on the 170th rue de Saint-Martin. In 1850, Charles-Guillaume Dil was registered with the "Almanach de Commerce" recorded at 16 rue Michel-le-comte. According to information, the workshops were located at 39 rue Saint-Sébastien, where there were more than six hundred workers during the period 1868-1870. Charles-Guillaume Diehl developed his production with the aim of creating luxury furniture, attracting a crowd of fans at world exhibitions. Diehl made delicate small furniture in rosewood, as well as bars, coffins and Boule gloves, which then made his workshop famous. Jules Mesnard wrote in 1867 about Charles-Guillaume Diehl: “His work covers the whole range of art products: from 2-franc pins to large pieces of furniture worth 70,000 francs. It has ordinary and modern furniture, as well as expensive furniture. (Miracles of the Universal Exhibition of 1867). The Parisian and international clientele loved the tastefully crafted Diehl luxury products, as well as the exquisitely elegant items with inlaid elements. His work using marquetry techniques received a silver medal at the Universal Exhibition of 1867 in Paris. The production of Charles-Guillaume Diehl was known not only for the small shapes but also for the large pieces of furniture, tables, cabinet bases, cabinets of very high quality and decorated with bronze elements as well as elements of the marquetry technique.

    Ref: N9EUL8EURJ

    Style Louis XVI, Directoire style
    Century 19th century
    Width (cm) 142
    Height (cm) 116
    Materials Brass, Vermeil, Marble, Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 1 Business Day
    Location LV-1011, Riga, Lithuania

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