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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 456

    A NORTH ITALIAN POLYCHROME-DECORATED COMMODE

    PROBABLY VENICE, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

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    A NORTH ITALIAN POLYCHROME-DECORATED COMMODE
    PROBABLY VENICE, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Of bombé form, decorated overall with bouquets and carved flowerheads, the serpentine-fronted faux marble top above a frieze drawer and two long drawers with foliate handles, on short tapering legs
    36 ¾ in. (93.3 cm.) high, 56 ½ in. (143.5 cm.) wide, 25 in. (65.5 cm.) deep


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    With its delicate, lush floral painted decoration this commode is a characteristic example of late 18th Century Venetian furniture. Lacquer wares in Venice as well as in Genoa differed from other European centers which strictly imitated oriental and chinoiserie lacquer. In Italy, the depentori decorated their lacquer with their own adaptations, often leaving little oriental influence to their production. This style was at its apogee in the 18th Century, and the best examples still visible today are probably the rooms of the Palazzo Ca' Rezzonico, Venice which include a related commode illustrated in S.Levy, Lacche Veneziane Settecentesche, Milan, 1967, pl.97

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