Pair of Louis XV Marquetry Semainiers, 18th Century
A fine pair Louis XV Period tulipwood and marquetry semainiers, one stamped D. Genty (Denis Genty – master ebeniste 1754-ca.1762). Each with marble top, one with seven drawers, the other with the top drawer, below which is a secretaire drawer faced as two drawers, enclosing a dark green tooled leather writing surface, a shelf above four drawers, one fitted with two metal inkwell holders and a metal sander, over four drawers, the canted corners continuing to cabriole legs mounted with ormolu bronze sabots. The drawers with ormolu bronze hardware. The whole is inlaid with marquetry of floral and foliage designs on a chevron pattern.
In the 18th Century, these seven-drawer dressers (the name comes from the French word for week, semaine) were intended to separate personal linens of the time into Monday-through-Sunday.
- France Late 18th Century
- Height: 51" | Width: 17" | Depth: 12"
- Item #FM
- Price: $8,000
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