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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 150

    A GERMAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD AND PARQUETRY SERPENTINE COMMODE

    CIRCA 1750, ATTRIBUTED TO ABRAHAM ROENTGEN

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    A GERMAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD AND PARQUETRY SERPENTINE COMMODE
    CIRCA 1750, ATTRIBUTED TO ABRAHAM ROENTGEN
    With white marble top above three graduated long drawers, the sides with quartered diamond patterns, on splayed legs with sabots, the shaped apron with ribbion-tied oval medallion flanked by foliate scrolls, the marble top preciously with a gallery, partially remounted
    34½ in. (87.5 cm.) high; 50½ in. (128.5 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (62 cm.) deep


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    The distinctive high-hipped bombé form, parquetry inlay, rococo mounts and brass-framed angles all find close parallels in the oeuvre of Abraham Roentgen, particularly with a commode, circa 1750-1755, which belonged to the Erzbishof and Kurfürst Johann Philipp von Walderdorff (J. M. Greber, Abraham und David Roentgen, Möbel för Europa, 1980, figs, 112 and 113).

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