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    Sale 7445

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

    BY JEAN-CHARLES ELLAUME, MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
    BY JEAN-CHARLES ELLAUME, MID-18TH CENTURY
    Inlaid overall with floral sprays, the serpentine-fronted moulded Gris Saint-Anne marble top above three short and two long bombé fronted drawers, the angles with pierced foliate cast-clasps, the sides centred by ribbon-tied floral bouquets, above a conformingly-decorated shaped apron, on slightly splayed feet terminating in pierced sabots, stamped 'I.C. Ellaume' and 'JME', the mounts contemporary but associated
    34 in. (86.5 cm.) high; 50¾ in. (129 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (64.5 cm.) deep


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    Jean-Charles Ellaume, maître in 1754.
    Closely-related commodes by Ellaume include a commode en tombeau in the Lambinet Museum, Versailles, and a further example featuring comparable rocaille mounts, from the Collection of the Late H.C. and Mrs. Erich G. Henrel, sold at Christie's, London, 26 January 2006, lot 82.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR (LOTS 13-19)