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    Sale 7745

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 139

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, ROSEWOOD, BOIS SATINE, GONCALO ALVES AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

    BY JEAN-BAPTISTE TUART, MID-18TH CENTURY, REMOUNTED

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    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, ROSEWOOD, BOIS SATINE, GONCALO ALVES AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
    BY JEAN-BAPTISTE TUART, MID-18TH CENTURY, REMOUNTED
    Inlaid overall with foliate scrolls, flowerheads and exotic birds, the serpentine-fronted Rouge Royal marble top above two drawers decorated sans traverse and a shaped apron, the angles with rockwork mounts, on cabriole legs terminating in conformingly-cast sabots, stamped 'J. TUART, inscribed in ink '2500 2250'
    34 in. (86.5 cm.) high; 51½ in. (131 cm.) wide; 25¼ in. (64 cm.) deep


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    Jean-Baptiste Tuart, maître in 1741.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ESTATE