The Louis XVI style is inspired by the forms and ornamental motifs of Antiquity. Its charm comes from its revisiting of classicism by infusing it with more delicacy and lightness. This cherrywood jump chest illustrates how this renewal was able to express itself in the 18th century in the Provinces of the Kingdom of France located in the South West, namely Guyenne and Gascony.
Perched on its tall, sheathed and fluted feet, this jump chest displays, on its two drawers, a glimpse of the neo-classical ornamental repertoire. One can indeed recognize medallions placing noble profiles face to face, these portraits being crowned with braided ribbons, ribbons themselves delicately tied.
What is remarkable about this Louis XVI jump chest is its gently curved facade combined with the robustness of the beautiful cherrywood planks selected by the cabinetmaker who was commissioned to make it. Thus constituted, this unique piece proudly claims both its provincial origin and its allegiance to the art of living then in vogue at the royal court.
Height: 81 cm, width: 123 cm, depth: 65 cm