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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 565

    A LOUIS XVI TRANSITIONAL GILT-METAL KINGWOOD AND TULIPWOOD PARQUETRY COMMODE

    CIRCA 1771

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    A LOUIS XVI TRANSITIONAL GILT-METAL KINGWOOD AND TULIPWOOD PARQUETRY COMMODE
    CIRCA 1771
    With a grey Sainte-Anne des Pyrenees top, branded to the top 'JG' flanking the crowned coat of arms of Amsterdam
    35 in. (89 cm.) high; 45 in. (115 cm.) wide; 21 in. (53 cm.) deep


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    The 'JG' stamp was dated 29 January 1771 and relates to the ban on imported furniture from that date.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Literature

    Reinier Baarsen, French Furniture in Amsterdam in 1771, Furniture History Society Journal, 1993, p. 114-127