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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    A NORTH ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT, PALE BLUE AND GRISAILLE-DECORATED COMMODE

    PIEDMONT, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

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    A NORTH ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT, PALE BLUE AND GRISAILLE-DECORATED COMMODE
    PIEDMONT, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The serpentine-fronted grey-veined marble top with moulded edge above two drawers decorated sans traverse with a cartouche-shaped panel, depicting a chinoiserie scene with magicians before a pagoda amidst trees, within a ribbon-tied and foliate-carved surround, above a cabochon-carved apron, the sides decorated with similarly-bordered Chinoiserie scenes, on foliate-headed splayed legs, previously with handles and with some subsequent redecoration
    39½ in. (100 cm.) high; 46 in. (117 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep


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