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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 490

    A NORTH ITALIAN SATINWOOD, KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND PARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A NORTH ITALIAN SATINWOOD, KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND PARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The verde antico later marble top above a lozenge shaped parquetry frieze drawer above two long drawers inlaid sans traverse with a large lozenge shaped motif, flanked by simulated fluting and with a side door to each side, conformingly veneered and enclosing one shelf, on tapering turned simulated channelled legs terminating in giltwood later caps
    35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 47¼ in. (120 cm.) wide; 20¾ in. (53 cm.) deep


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    The marble-topped commode, embellished with golden sunflowered libation-patera handles, is conceived in the 1770s antique fashion as a window-pier commode-table. Designed in the half-round Roman 'medallion' fashion, its pilasters and columnar legs are inlaid in trompe l'oeil with antique flutes; while its frieze, façade and 'encoignure' cabinets are mosaic-parquetried with ray-banded tablets, whose golden lozenged compartments evoke the Roman coffering of the temple of Venus.

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