22 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 12,500
Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
A NORTH ITALIAN CALAMANDER AND TULIPWOOD MARQUETRY COMMODE
LATE 18TH CENTURY
The later brecchia marble top above a serpentine case fitted with two aligned and two long drawers inlaid with a transverse marquetry landscape roundel, the sides with tulipwood banded and string-inlaid cartouches, over a scalloped apron on high sabre legs, the base with paper label FRANK SMITHS DEPOSITORIES LTD 32 BEDFORD RD, CLAPHAM, LONDON SW7 L4270
36 in. (91.5 cm.) high, 44¾ in. (114 cm.) wide, 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep
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A related commode which has elaborate figuring, a central cartouche, and scalloped apron is illustrated in A. González-Palacios, Il Tempio del Giusto Milan, 1984, fig. 592.
The Collection of John Hobbs, Phillips, New York, 22 October 2002, lot 32.
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