10 July 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 12,500
Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
A NORTH ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD DEMI-LUNE COMMODE
PIEDMONT, LATE 18TH CENTURY
The white-veined grey Savoie marble top above a panelled frieze mounted with interlaced foliate-inset medallions, above two drawers with ribbon-tied loop handles, and a shaped apron centred by ribbon-tied cornucopiae, flanked by a pair of shaped doors enclosing a shelf each, the angles with simulated fluting and mounted with swagged pilasters, on turned tapering and simulated fluted legs
34¾ in. (88.5 cm.) high; 49¾ in. (126.5 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) deep
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A related north Italian demi-lune commode was sold from the collection of Giorgio Marsan and Unmberta Nasi, Christie's London, 12-13 December 2007, lot 490.
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