• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5925

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    17 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 509

    A NORTH ITALAIN WALNUT AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

    CIRCA 1800, IN THE MANNER OF GUISEPPE MAGGIOLINI

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    A NORTH ITALAIN WALNUT AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
    CIRCA 1800, IN THE MANNER OF GUISEPPE MAGGIOLINI
    Decorated with floral tendrils and cross-banding, with three drawers inlaid san traverse with a Neo-classical inlaid roundel centred by classical figures
    35 in. (89 cm.) high; 48½ in. (123 cm.) wide; 22½ in. (57 cm.) deep


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    This commode, executed in quarter-veneered panels of kingwood framed by uprights of Raphaelesque 'grotesques', relates to the work of the Milanese cabinet-maker Guiseppe Maggiolini (1793-1814), Intarsiatore delle Altezze Reali. Maggiolini was one of the most celebrated Italian cabinet makers of the neo-classical period. He worked extensively for the aristocracy of Northern Italy, including Marchese Litta, who, along with the designer Guiseppe Levati, first recognised his talents as an intarsiatore in the 1760s. His many projects included the furnishing of the Palazzo Ducale in Milan, the Villa Reale in Monza and the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua.

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