A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Five Drawer, Marble Top Chiffonier by Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener.
French, Circa 1880.
Stamped to the carcass and to the top of one drawer ‘E.ZWIENER’.
The bronze handles stamped with the letter ‘Z’, the reverse of the female mounts stamped ‘NZ’.
Stamped to reverse of the gilt-bronze frames ‘GA 2018’.
The egg and dart moulding stamped to the reverse ‘BF, HB L8’.
This richly decorated chiffonier has five drawers and very fine gilt-bronze caryatid mounts. The cabinet also includes a concealed secret drawer.
Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener (1848- 1895) was one of the leading furniture makers of the end of the nineteenth century. Of German extraction he established a very successful studio in Paris, producing the very finest furniture, often inspired by the public collections in France. He employed as his sculptor, Léon Messagé, the genius Parisian sculptor.