Antique French Kingwood & Ormolu Small Cabinet by Alix


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Georges-Francois Alix, 1846-1906 Retailed by Edwards & Roberts.

Late 19th century Kingwood & ormolu mounted Louis XV style commode of small proportions and serpentine form. The shaped Brèche d’Alep marble top above a pair of marquetry inlaid doors, opening to reveal three drawers, flanked by rams heads mounts, and standing on cabriole legs. Mounts regilded. Old repair to marble top. 

Height 32 1/2” (82.5cm)

Width 25” (63.5cm)

Depth 13 3/8” (34cm)


Circa 1891

Georges-François Alix (1846-1906) was established at 46, rue de Charonne and in 1878 moved to 6 bis, rue Richard-Lenoir. He specialised in ‘meubles genre ancien, bronzes et marqueteries‘ and despite exhibiting at the Paris Expositions of 1884, 1885 and 1889, and the World Fair in 1900, furniture made by Alix on his own account is quite rare.

He became closely associated with the work of Francois Linke, and in some instances their work appears almost indistinguishable. He designed and executed his own bronzes.

Alix worked on his own furniture himself,  with the aid of two workmen. After the death of Alix, Linke took over some of the patterns from his estate in 1906.