Louis XV chest of drawers with two drawers in Coromandel lacquer veneer, second part of 19th century. Palace scene decor and black lacquer. Two drawers without crossbars and placed on curved legs. Beautiful ornamentation of chiseled and gilded bronzes in the rococo style. Aleppo breccia marble top. Good high quality work. The dresser was sold by Gouffe 46-50 rue du Faubourg St. Antoine. 2nd part of the 19th century The Maison Gouffé, located at 46-48 rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris, was a famous cabinetmaker in the 1930s and its contemporary furniture department was headed by Jean Royère (from 1934 to 1942) who s came to prominence after receiving his first major commission, the design of a new layout for the Brasserie Carlton on the Champs Elysées in 1934. Royère, often seen as standing outside the modernist trajectory attributed to twentieth-century design, was nonetheless informed by his peers and wielded considerable influence over them. Taking up the torch of the great decorators of France in the 1940s, Royère’s success continued with great vitality in the second half of the 20th century. His luxurious style quickly caught the attention of the global elite and he began designing furniture and couture spaces for the likes of King Hussein of Jordan and the Shah of Iran. Royère was one of the first to promote a new way of life through interior design and his playful approach cemented his career with an international audience. The house was not only known for its production of contemporary furniture, but also for its trade in quality 19th century objects.