A French provincial Louis XVI commode ||| Stamped COURTE

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A fine French provincial burr walnut veneered three drawer Louis XVI commode. The sides have fluted pilasters above turned tapering fluted legs. Having a Nero Portoro marble top.

Stamped COURTE. – Jean Baptiste Courte (20 September 1749 – 28 April 1843)

France circa 1780

Height 34 inches, width 49 inches, depth 22 inches.

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Jean Baptiste Courte (20 September 1749 – 28 April 1843), cabinet maker, he achieved his master status on the 20th September 1777 in Dijon.

A marquetry commode of comparable form by Courte is preserved in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon.

His work is mentioned in several books;

  • L’ébénisterie provinciale en France au XVIIIe siècle et Abraham Nicolas Couleru – Bernard Deloche et Jean-Yves Mornand – Éditions faton – 2011

  • Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIème Siècle – Pierre Kjellberg – Les Editions de l’Amateur – 2002

  • Demoulin et Courte, Ebénistes Dijonnais – Catherine Gras – L’Estampille, juin 1980

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