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A near pair of French ormolu-mounted kingwood and parquetry commode a vantaux
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A near pair of French ormolu-mounted kingwood and parquetry commode a vantaux

AFTER THE MODEL DESIGNED BY THE SLODTZ BROTHERS AND EXECUTED BY ANTOINE GAUDREAUX, CIRCA 1890

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A near pair of French ormolu-mounted kingwood and parquetry commode a vantaux
After the model designed by the Slodtz brothers and executed by Antoine Gaudreaux, Circa 1890
Each surmounted by a serpentine Campan Rubané marble top, above two central doors, each centred by an oval medallion surrounded by a scrolling ribbon-tied floral frame, on a trellis background, the sides each with a further similar medallion and frame, on four cabriole legs surmounted by a ram's head, on scrolling feet
39 in. (100 cm.) high; 61 in. (155 cm.) wide; 25 in. (64 cm.) deep (2)
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Please note, this pair of commodes date from the first half of the 20th century, and not circa 1890, as stated in the catalogue.

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These commodes are after the commode médailler by Antoine Gaudreaux, delivered on 10 January 1739 for the cabinet du Roi at Versailles. It was referred to at the time as Par les Srs Gaudreaux ébéniste et Slodtz frères, sculpteurs, pour servir dans le cabinet aux tableaux avant la petite Galerie, à Versailles.

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