French Mahogany and White Carrara Marble Demi Lune Commode by Maison Krieger
c.1870 – 1890, France
An elegant and versatile French Mahogany, Marble and Gilt Bronze Demi Lune Commode by the esteemed Maison Krieger.
An impressive and original thick white Carrara marble top rests upon 1 (one) shallow central oak lined drawer and 2 (two) outer drawers that are decorative. The three drawers have decorative ormolu keyhole escutcheons and pulls.
The central façade features two doors that open to display an internal shelve. Additional external display shelf presents itself on the outer corners of the commode.
The high quality commode is such a beautiful piece and easily complements any modern and contempory living space. It is raised by elongated toupie shaped legs decorated by ormolu sabots.
Bearing bronze stamped signature “KRIEGER Paris” in the internal drawer.
H 99cm x W 146cm x D 53cm
Sold As Is. In Good Condition. Wear consistent with age and use.
MAISON KRIEGER, (FRENCH, FL. 1826 – C.1910)
Maison Krieger was a large and important producer of furniture in 19th Century in Paris. It was founded in 1826 by Antoine Krieger and remained a family business until the early 20th Century. It rose to prominence when winning awards at the 1849 Exposition des Produits de l’Industrie in Paris and the Exposition Universelle of 1851 and 1900 in London, for the quality of its furnishings.
By the late 19th Century Maison Krieger was one of the largest producers of furniture in Paris, with a large factory based at Faubourg St. Antoine, and counting Francois Linke among their clients, occasionally the firms label can be found on Linke pieces.