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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 370

    A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND STAINED FRUITWOOD PARQUETRY COMMODE

    BY CRISTOPHE WOLFF, MAITRE IN 1755, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A LATE LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND STAINED FRUITWOOD PARQUETRY COMMODE
    BY CRISTOPHE WOLFF, MAITRE IN 1755, CIRCA 1760
    The serpentine grey variegated marble top above two drawers inlaid sans travers with scrolling strapwork enclosing a stylized trellis and cube parquetry panel, the curved sides similarly decorated, on cabriole legs, stamped to the top C. WOLFF
    85 cm. high x 96 cm. wide x 58 cm. deep


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    The marquetry scheme on the present commode is a variation of the design made by Jean Francois Oeben for a Meuble à transformation stamped Leleu illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier Français du XVIII Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 613. Another commode by Oeben using the same combination of circle and cube parquetry panels is illustrated in Op cit., p. 618.

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