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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 387

    A PAIR OF SOUTH ITALIAN TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, AND PARQUETRY COMMODES

    NAPLES, MID-18TH CENTURY, RE-BACKED AND DRAWERS PARTIALLY RE-LINED

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    A PAIR OF SOUTH ITALIAN TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, AND PARQUETRY COMMODES
    NAPLES, MID-18TH CENTURY, RE-BACKED AND DRAWERS PARTIALLY RE-LINED
    Each with a serpentine-fronted Siena marble top above a conforming case with two drawers inlaid with central star motif flanked by geometric designs, the sides similarly inlaid, on splayed legs ending in brass hoof sabots, handles later
    35¾ in. (91 cm.) high, 55¼ in. (140 cm.) wide, 26½ in. (67.25 cm.) deep (2)


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    Their dynamic serpentine bombé forms and double banded paneled parquetry drawers centered with rosettes as well as ormolu hoof form sabots identify these commodes as typical examples of Neapolitan cabinet-making. A related commode with star inlay was sold from the Property of G.A.H. Buisman, JZN., Christie's, Amsterdam, 27 June 2006, lot 166, and another was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 23 June 1999, lot 77.