Louis XV Commode
W670 x D310 x H870mm
A fine quality Louis XV period bombe commode of small proportions, stamped by renowned Paris cabinetmaker Francois Reizell. Kingwood and rosewood marquetry, gilded bronze mounts, original marble top, raised on fine cabriole legs.
Francois Reizell became a maitre ébéniste (master cabinetmaker) in 1764. He founded his workshop in the historic Faubourg Saint-Antoine district in Paris. During his youth Reizell had been mentored by the renowned ébéniste Joseph Baumhauer, who in turn had excelled as one of the foremost ébénistes to King Louis XV.
By 1770, Reizell had re-located to the Rue des Saints-Peres. He rapidly established a reputation for supplying furniture of the highest quality to a number of significant clients and perhaps most notably the Prince de Conde, for whom he provided numerous pieces for the Palais Bourbon and his chateaux at Chantilly and Villegenis. For these particular commissions the cabinet maker was paid a grand total of 12,000 livres. Reizell died in 1788.
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