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    Sale 12246

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks, European Ceramics & Portrait Miniatures

    19 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 266

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

    POSSIBLY IRISH, CIRCA 1770

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    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
    POSSIBLY IRISH, CIRCA 1770
    Of breakfront outline and crossbanded throughout, the top centred by a wreath and with a key pattern border above three doors decorated with ribbon-tied bouquets of flowers and each enclosing two drawers, the tulipwood banded angles inlaid with husk swags and with brass ring handles to the sides, on square tapering legs, the legs replaced
    32 ½ in. (83 cm.) high; 40 ½ in. (103 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep


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    The commode shares similarities, particularly in the style of marquetry, with two others which have Irish connections. The first from the collection of the Duke of Leinster at Carton, Maynooth, was sold Christie's, London, 13 May 1926, lot 107, while another bore the trade label of the 19th century Dublin cabinet-maker and retailer P.J.Walsh & Sons, 20 Bachelor's Walk, Dublin, sold Christie's, London, 21 May 1970, lot 113.
    This group does however relate stylistically to the slightly more full-blown neoclassicism of the immigré Swedish cabinet-maker Christopher Furlohg (d. after 1787). With his brother-in-law George Haupt (d.1784), Furlohg trained under Oeben in Paris and William (d.1763) and John Linnell (d.1796) at their workshop in Berkeley Square, London. An executed design for a related commode, supplied to the 5th Earl of Carlisle and inscribed Christoph Furlohg fecit 1767 is illustrated in H. Hayward and P. Kirkham, William and John Linnell, London, 1980, vol. II, p. 53, figs. 108 and 109.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 24 June 1976, lot 115


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE PETER ASCROFT, SHERFORD HOUSE, BROMYARD, HEREFORDSHIRE (LOTS 256-275)