Description & Technical information

In satin venneer inlaid brace in kingwood frames, with top inset with a brown leather writing surface above three drawers,the whole fitted with gilt-bronze foliate mounts, scrolled handles,chutesand sabots,raised on cabriole legs.
Crowned C mark(1745-1749).

Jean-Mathieu Chevallier (1694 – 1768), Master the 5th march 1743.
The eldest brother of Charles Chevallier, he knows great prosperity and received orders for several aristocratic residences such as the « Duc de Talmont » hôtel, and one of the castles of Louis-Anne de Bourbon Condé. His presence, in 1745, among the creditors of André Charles II Boulles may indicate collaboration between the two craftsmen.

The Decorative Art Museum of Paris own a small secrétaire Louis XV satined and amaranth veneer from this cabinet maker .

Date:  1743
Period:  18th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Kingwood, Ormolu-mounted satinated wood
Signature: Jean Mathieu Chevallier
Dimensions: 78 x 160 x 80 cm (30³/₄ x 63⁰/₁ x 31¹/₂ inches)
« Le mobilier français du XVIIIe s », P. Kjellberg. Ed. de l’Amateur. p.177-178

Categories: Furniture