Saturday, 6 December 2014

Choisy Commode

Originally, this commode was intended for the King's apartments at the château de Choisy. It was the work of Antoine-Robert Gaudreaus who was the royal cabinet-maker until his death in 1746. Actually, this commode was finished just two years prior to his death.

The style is another example of the fondness for Japanese lacquer though this one was created in Paris.

At the death of Louis XV the commode was handed over to Louis XVI who had it transported from Choisy to Saint-Cloud. First it was placed in the apartment of Madame Adélaïde only to be transferred to that of Marie Antoinette. Currently, the commode is located in Madame Victoire's apartment at Versailles.

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