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    Sale 2034

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 383

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND EBONY COMMODE A L'ANGLAISE

    AFTER THE MODEL BY BENNEMAN AND STÖCKEL, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND EBONY COMMODE A L'ANGLAISE
    AFTER THE MODEL BY BENNEMAN AND STÖCKEL, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The demi-lune grey and white marble top above a conforming foliate-cast and entwined-thyrsus frieze, over a central cupboard door applied with a floral wreath, scrolling foliage and a quiver, opening to three interior drawers, the mask-headed angles applied with flower-filled vases, flanked on each side with galleried marble-inset shelves, on a bell-flower and patera-mounted base with toupie feet
    38½ in. (98.8 cm.) high; 77¼ in. (198 cm.) wide; 28 3/8 in. (72 cm.) deep


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    The present commode à l'anglaise is a faithful 19th century reproduction of Guillaume Stöckel's celebrated model commissioned by Marie Antoinette in 1786. The original was subsequently purchased by the Crown and enlarged by Guillaume Benneman for the chambre de la Reine at St. Cloud. Though apparently unsigned, the popular model was reproduced by a number of respected 19th century ébénistes, including François Linke. Another unsigned example of the model was sold Sotheby's, New York 19 April 2007, lot 148 ($102,000).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF HELENE A. RICKETTS (LOTS 359-383)


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