Our sideboard opens with a large belt drawer that locks with a key. Provenance: Maurice Ségoura gallery in the 1980s. Master in 1768 is considered one of the greatest cabinetmakers in the. Born in the Rhineland, he settled in Rue du Bac where he worked successfully for many years after obtaining his master's degree in Paris in 1768.
The General Almanac of the Merchants of the Kingdom considered him "one of the most notable in his profession". In 1791, the Garde Meuble de la Couronne ordered several mahogany screens from him for the Tuileries Palace. He then transferred his establishment to quai Malaquais then rue Monceau Saint-Gervais where he worked until the beginning of the Empire. At the beginning of his career, Nicolas Grevenich produced some Louis XV style furniture, but very quickly he specialized in Transition furniture and.
His fabrications were always infinitely neat, framed with nets or decorated with richly chiseled bronze. Grevenich, left only remarkable works. Our console is a large format model, very neat and with elegant proportions. It is an ideal piece of furniture in a dining room, an entryway or a living room.
If this type of service console had a great success, this one is characterized by the excellence of its finishes: quality of the bronzes, but also of the execution of the cabinetmaking: the work of the grooves is so regular that it seems realized machine. It is interesting to note this peculiarity of the productions of the greatest cabinetmakers of the 18th century as. Or even Grevenich who sought perfection down to the smallest detail, to the point that one could sometimes confuse their productions with 19th century furniture. Our piece of furniture is similar in quality to a Sormani piece of furniture, yet it is from the end of the 18th century. If Grevenich was active until the Empire, it is difficult to date this piece of furniture with precision.
The chiseled motifs on the bronzes recall those found on Directoire or Consulate clocks. Which leads us to think that this sideboard must date from the 1790s or 1800s. Furniture in excellent condition, which has been refinished with a new pad.
The dismantling during the restoration showed that the bottom marble was replaced (bears the name Segoura below) and this was identical to the top one which is indeed original. It is possible that the bottom of the drawer has been redone with an old walnut board, identical to the rest of the drawer structure, also in walnut.Console, white marble set into a brass frame on top, late. Stamped Nicolas Grevenich, master in 1768.
In excellent condition, completely restored, newly varnished on a traditional way, gilt is well preserved. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture". The seller is "gslr-antiques" and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped to United States.