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A PAIR OF EDWARDIAN SATINWOOD, ROSEWOOD AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODES
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A PAIR OF EDWARDIAN SATINWOOD, ROSEWOOD AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODES

EARLY 20TH CENTURY, OF GEORGE III STYLE

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A PAIR OF EDWARDIAN SATINWOOD, ROSEWOOD AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODES
EARLY 20TH CENTURY, OF GEORGE III STYLE
Each with crossbanded top inlaid with bands of scrolling foliage enclosing floral sprays and with half fan medallion at the rear edge, above a frieze of scrolling foliage and a door inlaid with a ribbon-tied oval medallion inlaid with a floral spray enclosing a shelf, flanked by panels inlaid with oval paterae with ribbon-tied laurel sprays, on square tapering legs
36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 39¾ in. (101 cm.) wide; 17¾ in. (45 cm.) deep (2)
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Lot Essay

The commodes, with inlaid medallions of veil-draped rose bouquets celebrating lyric poetry, are designed in the George III Roman fashion introduced in the 1770s.

The rose-medallion, has been adapted in reverse from those featured on a number of commodes attributed to the London firm of Ince and Mayhew and the Dublin firm of William Moore (D. Fitz-Gerald, Georgian Furniture: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1969, no. 108). The medallion has been introduced in place of figurative medallions as featured on a pair of commodes of this same pattern that was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 19 November 1981, lot 91.
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