The eye of the collector by Jean-luc Ferrand


Thursday 11 February 2016, by Barbara Cogollos

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Rare and precious dining room set. Louis XVI style signed CUEUNIERE, French work, precious gilded bronze ornementation with frieze, flowers etc. CUEUNIERE’s fabric work was created in the XIXth century. Mahogany and gilded bronze. The set includes : One large table on four fluted feets, mahogany, decorated with gilded bronze frieze and ribbon. One sideboard, mahogany, decorated with gilded bronze frieze, flowers which opens on four doors with marble on the top. Eight chairs, mahogany, on four fluted feets, gilded bronze flowers.


The Louis XVI (1771-1785) contrast with the Louis XV style. it is inspired by the shapes of the antiquity. With the discovery of Pompei and Herculanum, cabinetmakers take over the famous antique models. They drop the precious Louis XV decors and form. No more curved, feet are now straight and fluted, there is fewer gilded bronze and fewer sculpture.

Cueuniere was located 10 Villahardouin street in Paris in 1870. He is known for his cooperation with some famous and prestigious furniture and decoration fabric. Such as the fabric l’escalier de Cristal. With this company, CUEUNIERE won a silver medal at the World’fair in Paris (1900).

Our set is a rare and outstanding piece of CUEUNIERE’s collection.
Four Louis XVI chairs like our chairs were estimated 12 000€ the 20/06/2006 at Drouot, Paris (Piasa auction house). The 14/12/2005 at Drouot, Paris (Tajan auction house) sold one Louis XVI style dining table 14 182€ (less decorated than the one we propose).

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