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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 74

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD HAREWOOD AND KINGWOOD COMMODE

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD HAREWOOD AND KINGWOOD COMMODE
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Crossbanded overall, the demi-lune top and conforming frieze above a central circular panelled door enclosing a later shelf, flanked by pilasters and oval panels, on square tapering legs with spade feet, restorations
    37 in. (94 cm.) high; 49 in. (125 cm.) wide; 21. 1/2 in. (55 cm.) deep


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    This form of compass-fronted and medallion-enriched commode was popularised by Robert and James Adam's, The Works in Architecture, London, 1774, (vol. 11, pl. VIII, no. 1). This commode with satinwood medallions and pilasters, relates to a commode pattern in The Cabinet-Maker's London Book of Prices, 1788 (pl. 10. fig. 2).

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    Provenance

    With M. Trevor Venis, Trevor Antiques of Brighton, 1967.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE SIR PETER AND LADY CROSSMAN