This rare, signed Antoine Criaerd two-drawer Regency period commode dates from the eighteenth-century. Beautifully crafted rosewood marquetry, marble top, and gilt bronze hardware.
Antoine Criaerd was a master cabinet maker, his career flourished during the first half of the reign of Louis XV. The Comte de Salverte named him André. He was of Flemish origin, and is considered the dean of a dynasty of Parisian master cabinetmakers. His atelier was in the Parisian quarter of Faubourg Saint-Antoine where he created beautiful furniture with great talent. One of his pieces is on display in the Jacquemart-André Museum.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 33¾" high x 31½" x 20½"
Approx. overall 86cm high x 80cm x 52cm