Léonard Boudin ( 1735 - 1807 )
A Transition Louis XV/XVI Ormolu-Mounted Kingwood Parquetry Commode
Stamped BOUDIN JME, reçu maître on march 4th 1761.
The rectangular brêche d'Alep marble top above two long drawers sans traverse; raised on short cabriole legs; the front and sides veneered to form chevron parquetry and fitted with ormolu handles and keyhole escutcheons.
Height: 36⅓ in. (86 cm)
Width: 50,4 in. (128 cm)
Depth: 21¼ in. (54 cm)
A North Italian fruitwood, walnut, ebony , boxwood, tulipwood and kingwood microcarving portrait relief miniature attributed to Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820), depicting a standing Mars with cuirass, feathered helmet and sword, holding a spear with his right and a shield on his left hand.