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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 56

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS SATINE AND BOIS DE BOUT MARQUETRY COMMMODE

    MID-18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED FOR LACQUER AND NOW THEREFORE REVENEERED

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    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED BOIS SATINE AND BOIS DE BOUT MARQUETRY COMMMODE
    MID-18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED FOR LACQUER AND NOW THEREFORE REVENEERED
    The shaped Sarrancolin marble top above two drawers, stamped to front corner under marble 'DUBOIS', possibly spurious, the top with a paper label printed ' Berlin H. u L.'
    33 in. (84 cm.) high, 41½ in. (105 cm.) wide, 23 in. (58½ cm.) deep


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    The fluid, delicate nature of the mounts that trail around the perimeter of the drawers inlaid with distinctive bois de bout are typical of the work of Jacques Dubois. One of the foremost ébenistes of the Louis XV period, Dubois is known to have worked for the marchand Bertin and the marchand ébeniste Pierre Migeon, and undertook several commissions for foreign clients, notably the celebrated corner cupboard now in the J. Paul Getty Museum, originally supplied to Count Branicki, Warsaw. A black lacquer commode by Dubois with related mounts, was sold, Christie's, London, 14 December 2000, lot 328.

    Provenance

    Anonymous Sale; Christie's, New York, 30 October 1996, lot 299.