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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 491

    A NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT, KINGWOOD, HAREWOOD AND EBONY BANDED PARQUETRY COMMODE

    LATE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY PIEDMONT

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    A NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT, KINGWOOD, HAREWOOD AND EBONY BANDED PARQUETRY COMMODE
    LATE 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY PIEDMONT
    The white-veined grey later marble top with canted angles above a frieze drawer and two drawers sans traverse, the canted angles with simulated channelling, above turned feet
    34½ in. (88 cm.) high; 45½ in. (116 cm.) wide; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) deep


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    The marble-topped commode, or commode á battants d'encoignure, embellished with golden sunflowered libation-patera handles, is conceived in 1770s antique fashion as a window-pier commode-table. The rectilinear chest's cut-cornered pilasters and columnar legs are inlaid in trompe l'oeil with antique flutes, while its frieze and façade are mosaic-parquetried with fretted-ribbons banding tablets, whose lozenged veneer evokes the Roman coffering of the temple of Venus.

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