A Louis XVI style Vitrine by Ternisien & Dantant
oak-mahogany construciotn, veneered with mahogany,
brass and marble,
signed TERNISIEN & DANTANT PARIS.
Paris II half of the 19thC
Felix-Alfred Ternisien is recorded in the ‘Almanachs du Commerce’ as a cabinet maker working at 42 rue Fontaine-au-Roi between 1860 and 1870, and subsequently at 234 rue Saint-Honoré from 1870 onwards. Ternisien, during the reign of Napoleon III, worked together with Dantant, who was both a leading cabinet maker and tapestry designer of the period.
In 1856, Ternisien and Dantant provided the furniture for the Imperial train following designs by Viollet-le-Duc. Then in 1874, the Count of Paris, Philippe d’Orléans, commissioned Viollet-le-Duc to restore the Chateau d’Eù; Viollet-le-Duc in turn employed Ternisien and Dantant to supply the furniture for the Chateau following his own detailed drawings. Ternisien completed the pieces en palissandre de Rio, mis en valeur par une sculpture profonde for the gilt bedroom, the billiards room and the Prince’s office, along with executing a large gun cupboard and holy water font for the Chapel in 1877. The majority of this furniture is now situated in the museé Louis Philippe at the Chateau d’Eù (pp. 598-9, Denise Ledoux-Lebard, Le Mobilier Francais du XIXeme siecle, 1989).
184 x 124 x 38 cm