• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 36

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED, WALNUT, KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND TULIPWOOD COMMODE

    18TH CENTURY AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED, WALNUT, KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND TULIPWOOD COMMODE
    18TH CENTURY AND LATER
    The serpentine-fronted campan mélangé marble top with moulded edge, above two short and two long walnut-lined panelled drawers, flanked by female espagnolettes and rockwork, above a shaped apron, on bracket feet with pierced foliage, some elements stamped 'FG' three times, incorporating earlier elements, the mounts later
    34½ in. (87.5 cm.) high; 51½ in. (131 cm.) wide; 25¼ in. (64 cm.) deep


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    Saleroom Notice

    A very closely related commode en tombeau was formerly in the collection of Baron Guy de Rothschild at the Château de Ferrières, until sold Sotheby's, 19 April 2007, lot 10 ($39,000) while a further related 18th Century example, formerly in the collection of baronne Zuylen van Nyevelt, second wife of baron Guy de Rothschild, was sold Christie's, Paris, 7 December 2005, lot 78 (EUR98,400).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR (LOTS 35-52)