Sunday, 7 December 2014

Louis XV's Lacquer Commode

Louis XV received this commode in 1744 and immediately placed it at Choisy - one of his favourite residences. The commode is the work of Antoine-Robert Gaudreaus who had used screens with Japanese lacquer from the collection of Louis XIV himself. The top is of red marble.

Louis XVI moved the commode from Choisy to Saint-Cloud where Madame Elisabeth had the honour of showcasing the commode in her apartment. Later, it was moved into the chambers of Marie Antoinette but it remained at Saint-Cloud. Today, it has been brought to Versailles where it takes a dominant place in Madame Victoire's bedroom.


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