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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 30

    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODE À VANTAUX

    CIRCA 1800, IN THE MANNER OF GEORGES JACOB

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    AN EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODE À VANTAUX
    CIRCA 1800, IN THE MANNER OF GEORGES JACOB
    Applied with neo-classical mounts, the later mottled marble top above a frieze drawer with two doors below enclosing four sliding trays flanked by turned column uprights on a plinth base, with paper labels to the reverse with indistinct inscriptions
    37¾ in. (96 cm.) high; 55 in. (140 cm.) wide; 23¼ in. (59 cm.) deep


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    The finely cast à la antique mounts of this impressive cabinet relate to the influential designs after the antique of Messrs Percier and Fontaine in their Recueil de Décorations Intérieures of 1802. It is likely to have been made by the firm of Georges Jacob and Francois-Honoré-Georges Jacob, the favoured cabinet-makers of Napoleon's court.

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    Provenance

    The Hon. Murtogh Guinness.