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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 354

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED, KINGWOOD, ROSEWOOD AND MAHOGANY MARQUETRY COMMODE

    BY JACQUES DUBOIS, MID 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED, KINGWOOD, ROSEWOOD AND MAHOGANY MARQUETRY COMMODE
    BY JACQUES DUBOIS, MID 18TH CENTURY
    The serpentine Breche d'Alep marble top above two drawers inlaid sans travers with a flower spray on a shaped quarter-veneered ground framed by rockwork and scrolling foliate borders incorporating the handles, on cabriole legs, stamped I. DUBOIS and JME to the top
    87 cm. high x 99 cm. wide x 56 cm. deep


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    Jacques Dubois, maître in 1742.

    Although perhaps better known for his lacquer furniture, Jacques Dubois was equally accomplished at the delicate bois de bout marquetry of foliate tendrils displayed on this commode. A commode by Dubois with similar marquetry is illustrated in P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIme Siècle, Paris, 1998, p. 271. Similar marquetry within a frame of vine-wrapped scrolling bronzes also features on the celebrated encoignure by Dubois, now in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. A similar commode was sold Christie's London, April 10 2002, lot 255.

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