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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 132

    A NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT, TULIPWOOD, ROSEWOOD AND MARQUETRY BUREAU

    PROBABLY LOMBARDY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A NORTH ITALIAN WALNUT, TULIPWOOD, ROSEWOOD AND MARQUETRY BUREAU
    PROBABLY LOMBARDY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Inlaid overall with foliate scrolls, the rectangular top centred by a stylised flowerhead, above a sloping front enclosing a fitted interior with four drawers above a long drawer and a hinged slide revealing two further long drawers, the sides decorated conformingly on square tapering legs
    44¾ in. (113.5 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (59.5 cm.) deep


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    With its stylised scrolls, entrelacs, rope-twist and lambrequin motifs, and sharply contrasting veneers, this finely-inlaid commode relates to the oeuvre of the celebrated Milanese cabinet-maker Giuseppe Maggiolini (1793-1814), Intarsiatore delle Altezze Reali (illustrated in G. Beretti, Giuseppe e Carlo Francesco Maggiolini, L'Officina del Neoclassicismo, Milan, 1994, pp. 142 and 150, and p.98 for a comparable jeu de marqueterie to the interlaced stylised foliage). Further related pieces by Maggiolini are illustrated in G. Morazzoni, Il Mobile Intarsiato di Giuseppe Maggiolini, Milan, 1957, pls. LXX fig. a and LXXI.

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    Provenance

    Bought by Col. T.R. Tarleton, from Ottone De Conti, Maison d'Antiquités, Venice, 21 May 1923.