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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 27

    A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT WALNUT AND AMARANTH COMMODES

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BOLOGNA OR EMILIA

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF NORTH ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT WALNUT AND AMARANTH COMMODES
    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BOLOGNA OR EMILIA
    Each with a concave-fronted shaped rectangular marble top with canted angles, one veneered in alabaster within a verde antico marble border, the other veneered in alabastro fiorito within a verde antico border, each with a moulded Breccia Medici marble edge, above a frieze drawer decorated with relief-carved foliate sprays and flower heads, with canted angles headed by Medusa's masks, above two panelled drawers, and a shaped apron carved with foliate scrolls and centred by a shell, the sides conformingly-carved, on cabriole legs carved with piastres, restorations to the marble tops, previously but probably not originally with handles, minor losses to the carved decoration
    38¼ in. (97 cm.) high; 46½ in. (143.5 cm.) wide; 27½ in. (70 cm.) deep (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 27-32)