Franck Anelli Fine Art

Charles Topino (France, circa 1742-1803)
Half-moon chest of drawers, France, period Louis XVI
Rosewood veneer, decorated with floral marquetry on a light wood background, chiseled and gilded bronze
ornamentation, white marble top. The front opening by a belt drawer decorated with a frieze of interlacing, two
drawers and two side leaves, the tapered feet with simulated flutes
H 85 x W 98 x D 47.5 cm
Stamp Charles Topino
The bronzes probably come from Ravrio and chiseled by Dubuisson. Double-acting central lock (one turn closes a drawer and the second closes by activating the key again). The piece belongs to a corpus of dressers, of which about fifteen copies are now listed; Musée d’art de Baltimore (USA); Ancienne collection Delepouville (1989) puis vente ARTCURIAL (16/05/17); Vente Drouot 16/06/10; Collection Garbisch, vente Christie’s (13/12/06) une paire; Ancienne collection Alice de Rothschild, puis Fred Stettenheim, Christie’s NY (23/10/98) une paire; Ancienne collection Earls of Rosebery au château de Mentmore, puis Sotheby’s NY (22/0597) une paire; Collection Mlle Broadway, vente Christie’s Londres (03/07/86) une paire (une des deux commodes
est reproduite dans P. Kjellberg. Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, les Ed de l’amateur p. 885); Collection Hillingdon, Christie’s Londres (29/07/72); Collection Mortimer Schiff, vente Christie’s Londres (22/06/38); Collection Moïse de Camondo, vente Christie’s Londres (17/06/37)
Bibliographie comparative: Sylvain Barbier Sainte Marie ‘Charles Topino’, Paris, 2005, p.132, fig. 61; Pierre Kjellberg, ‘le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, p. 885
Crédit photo Sylvain Rousseau 2022