An impressive large dresser in Louis XVI style, decorated with gilded bronze elements.
Each door is decorated with an embossed oval plate, which depicts playing Putti.
Stigma Mni Leon BERTAUX. Presumably a model of the well-known furniture workshop CHARLES-GUILLAUME DIEHL, PARIS together with Leon Bertaux.
Historical background: Madame Leon (Helene) Bertaux (1865-1909) French sculptor. In 1889 she received a gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris. She Organized a sculpture school for women. In 1896 she became the first woman elected by the jury of Salon exhibitions. She became famous thanks to the subtlety of working with the material and the struggle for womens rights.
Charles-Guillaume Diel French furniture maker, cabinetry, of German descent was born in Steinbach (Grand Duchy of Hesse) on July 20, 1811. In 1840, Dil moved to Paris on the 3rd street of Torigny, and then on the 170th street of Saint-Martin. In 1850, Charles-Guillaume Dil was listed in the Almanac of Commerce, which was recorded at 16 rue Michel-le-Comte. According to reports, the workshops were located on 39 Saint-Sebastian Street, where there were more than six hundred workers between 1868-1870. Charles-Guillaume Dil developed his production in the direction of creating luxury furniture, attracting crowds of fans at universal exhibitions. Dil made elegant small pieces of rosewood furniture, as well as bars, caskets, and Boule gloves, which later made his workshop famous. Jules Mesnard wrote in 1867 about Charles-Guillaume Dil: “His work covers the entire art line of products: from 2 francs pins to large furniture worth 70,000 francs. He has ordinary and modern furniture, as well as expensive furniture. ” (Miracles of the 1867 Worlds Fair).Parisian and international clientele loved the luxurious and tastefully crafted Diehl luxury goods as well as the elegant items with marquetry elements. His work using Marquetry techniques was awarded a silver medal at the 1867 Worlds Fair in Paris. Charles-Guillaume Dill production was known not only for small forms but also for large furniture, tables, cabinet bases, cabinets made in very high quality, and decorated with bronze elements as well as elements in marquetry technique.