A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

BY JEAN-CHARLES ELLAUME, MID-18TH CENTURY

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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
BY JEAN-CHARLES ELLAUME, MID-18TH CENTURY
Inlaid overall with floral sprays, the serpentine-fronted moulded Gris Saint-Anne marble top above three short and two long bombé fronted drawers, the angles with pierced foliate cast-clasps, the sides centred by ribbon-tied floral bouquets, above a conformingly-decorated shaped apron, on slightly splayed feet terminating in pierced sabots, stamped 'I.C. Ellaume' and 'JME', the mounts contemporary but associated
34 in. (86.5 cm.) high; 50¾ in. (129 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (64.5 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

Jean-Charles Ellaume, maître in 1754.
Closely-related commodes by Ellaume include a commode en tombeau in the Lambinet Museum, Versailles, and a further example featuring comparable rocaille mounts, from the Collection of the Late H.C. and Mrs. Erich G. Henrel, sold at Christie's, London, 26 January 2006, lot 82.

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