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    Sale 7710

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics Including Property from The Palazzo of a Milanese Noble Family

    19 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 186

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, SYCAMORE AND PARQUETRY COMMODE A VANTAUX

    AFTER THE MODEL DESIGNED BY THE SLODTZ BROTHERS AND EXECUTED BY ANTOINE GAUDREAUX, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, SYCAMORE AND PARQUETRY COMMODE A VANTAUX
    AFTER THE MODEL DESIGNED BY THE SLODTZ BROTHERS AND EXECUTED BY ANTOINE GAUDREAUX, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY
    With white marble top above a pair of doors, the interior with a pair of drawers to each side, on scrolled legs and feet
    37¾ in. (96 cm.) high; 69 in. (175 cm.) wide; 26¼ in. (66.5 cm.) deep


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    This commode is based on the commode médallier by Antoine Gaudreaux (d. 1746), so called because it contained a set of the famous series of medals known as the medallic history of Louis XIV and Louis XV which included portraits of the leading crowned heads of Europe. It was delivered in 1739 for the Cabinet aux tableaux in Louis XV's new apartments at Versailles where it remains on display today.

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