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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 103

    A GERMAN BRASS-MOUNTED, BONE-INLAID, TULIPWOOD, SYCAMORE AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN BRASS-MOUNTED, BONE-INLAID, TULIPWOOD, SYCAMORE AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
    CIRCA 1750
    Inlaid overall with European and Chinese hunters and warriors within landscapes and cityscapes, bearing a paper label typed 'ELEANORE EDWARDS WOOD PRINCE' and another paper label inscribed 'PROPERTY OF MRS ELEANORE WOOD PRINCE CHICAGO', losses to marquetry
    32¼ in. (82 cm.) high, 45¾ in. (116 cm.) wide, 26 in. (66 cm.) deep


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    The complex inlay of this commode, with its use of metal, bone and varied woods, is highly original and it is difficult to identify a specific region or workshop. And, like so many of the pieces produced in the German workshops of the mid-18th century, it combines elements from the Chinoiserie mania sweeping the German principalities, as well as Turkish and other fantastic and grotesque figures.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF WILLIAM AND ELEANOR WOOD PRINCE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
    (LOT 103)