• Spanish Splendour  - The Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 7818

    Spanish Splendour - The Collection of a Marqués

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 148

    A SPANISH CARLOS IV ROSEWOOD, PALISSANDER, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY DRESSING COMMODE

    CIRCA 1800-20, PROBABLY MALLORCAN

    Price Realised  

    A SPANISH CARLOS IV ROSEWOOD, PALISSANDER, TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY DRESSING COMMODE
    CIRCA 1800-20, PROBABLY MALLORCAN
    Chequerbanded and inlaid overall with scrolling leafy garlands, the eared rectangular top centred by a shield with a bow and quiver, the central section forming an adjustable dressing-mirror, the hinged frieze enclosing a compartment and eight secret drawers, above two long drawers, on turned toupie feet with brass balls
    40 in. (102 cm.) high; 50½ in. (128.5 cm.) wide; 23¼ in. (59 cm.) deep


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