Louis XV/XVI Style Commode After Roger Vandercruse Lacroix (1728–1799)
This truly magnificent commode after the original design by Roger Vandercruse Lacroix (1728–1799) was made by Brunovan, Inc. in the first or second quarter of the 20th century. It features gilt bronze mounted fruitwood and green stained sycamore inlaid bois satiné, amaranth and lnlaid parquetry designs, based on the model by Vandercruse's workshop, R.V.L.C. for the Comtesse d'Artois at Versailles. Of breakfront form, it features a massive, variegated rouge marble top, three drawers with frieze drawers mounted with guilloche with flowerheads, above two drawers featurings marquetry composed of trelliswork enclosing flowerheads, with flowerheads at each corner. The sides are similarly panelled, with the corners mounted with laurel swags and fluted classical elements. On cabriole legs terminating in lion paw feet. Measures: 37 x 54.75 x 23.5 in. Carcass carries the impressed stamp reading "Brunovan, Inc. Sylvain Bruno, President, Paris, New York".
Founded by J. Sylvain Bruno (1887-1848), the firm produced reproductions of classic French furniture of the highest quality, and operated their showroom at 383 Madison Avenue in New York.
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