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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    A REGENCE ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD PARQUETRY COMMODE

    CIRCA 1720-1730

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A REGENCE ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD PARQUETRY COMMODE
    CIRCA 1720-1730
    The shaped moulded brèche d'Alep marble top above two short and two long drawers, with figural handles, the chutes and apron with satyr masks, on splayed legs with scrolling foliate sabots
    35 ½ in. (90 cm.) high; 49 ½ in. (126 cm.) wide; 26 in. (66 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the philanthropist and collector Ogden Mills (1857-1929) for his Parisian residence, 73 rue de Varenne, circa 1910-1915.
    Inherited by his daughter, Beatrice, the Countess of Granard (1883-1972).
    Thence by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Lady of Title (lots 4, 6, 25, 51, 75)