C1770 Transitional Paris Commode by Pioniez ( Master 1765)
Stamped "P Pioniez" twice, once on each rear stile, this fine three drawer Transitional commode is from late in the reign of Louis XV. Pierre Pioniez was received as a Master on August 14, 1765, and died on April 6th, 1790. Pierre Pioniez (Paris 1731-1790) first worked as a freelance worker in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, then settled in the Marais, rue Michel-Lecomte. The mark of this cabinetmaker is most often found on small luxury furniture.
This commode is an early work and far less grand than many of Pioniez's Transitional commodes. He is represented in the V&A Museum in London and the delightfully intimate Cognac-Jay in Paris. Pierre Pioniez (Paris 1731-1790) is a Parisian cabinetmaker received master on August 14, 1765. This is a conveniently small commode being
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