European Applied Art
European Applied Art | Auction: 13.11.2019 | Preview: 08.11.2019 - 11.11.2019

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Lot 128

Estimate
18.000 - 25.000 €
Result
15.000,00 €

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WALNUT ROCOCO COMMODE.
Neuwied. Ca. 1755-60. Abraham Roentgen manufactory ascribed.

Walnut and walnut grained wood polished and laid in. Rosewood ribbons laid in. Gilt-bronze fittings and brass moulding. Serpentine base frame on claw feet and scalloped cut frieze. Three-sided bombé case with
three-drawer front. Slightly protruding, scalloped serpentine top. 79x100x60cm. Condition B.

Provenance:
Private collection North Germany.

Literature:
- Josef Maria Greber: Abraham und David Roentgen, Möbel für Europa, Starnberg 1980. For type cf. ill. 129 - 138.
- Dietrich Fabian: Abraham und David Roentgen, Bad Neustadt/ Saale 1996. For type cf. ill. 156 - 161.
- Wolfram Koeppe: Extravagant Inventions. The princely furniture of the roentgens, New York 2013. For type cf. p.68.

The present piece of furniture belongs to a furniture group that is very characteristic for the production of the Roentgen manufactury during the Rococo. The chief features are the soft, almost flowing shapes in connection with very sculptural-seeming claw feet, mostly carved from solid walnut wood. Also characteristic for the Roentgen manufactory, is that most of their furniture is collapsible. Thus, the commode consists of a base frame and a mounted case. This was due to the fact, that the majority of the furniture constructed in Neuwied had to be transported over long distances and thusly had to be packed into transport cases made for this purpose. From an index of the hired craftsmen from 1779, we know that one master and two assistants in Roentgen's workshop worked exclusively on the production of transport cases.

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