Semainier - Louis XVI - Amaranth, Boxwood, Bronze (gilt), Maple, Marble, Rosewood, Wenge - 1780-1790

Description
Semainier - Louis XVI - Amaranth, Boxwood, Bronze (gilt), Maple, Marble, Rosewood, Wenge - 1780-1790
France

Late 18th century Semainier (small model) produced during the French Louis XVI period around 1780-1790. The semainier is made up of several light indigenous (coniferous) wood species, including beech, oak, walnut, chestnut and/or ash wood. And is glued with veneer of exotic woods like (Bahia) Rosewood, Amaranth and Wenge, which is not very common. As an extra contrast between the dark and lighter woods, the drawers have a wide band of green coloured maple and a small band of boxwood. As extra contrast, the two sides have a single small box-wooden band. The semainier has seven smoothly running drawers with the original cast and gilded brass fittings. These are decorated with the typical Neo-Classicism period style features such as the pearl frame, bay leaves and oval medallion hung on a bow. Also all drawers still have their original locks with working keys (three). There are several old and non-disturbing restorations to the veneer all over the object. The semainier has the original hand-carved & profiled Sainte Anne marble leaf, which still has a beautiful polish with some signs of use and rust stains. The semainier stands in an authentic wax finish that gives the entire piece of furniture a nice deep warm and chic shine!

Lot details
Object
Semainier
Material
Amaranth, Boxwood, Bronze (gilt), Maple, Marble, Rosewood, Wenge
Style
Louis XVI
Estimated Period
1780-1790
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
133×95×36.5 cm
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