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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SECRETAIRE COMMODE
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 132-134)
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SECRETAIRE COMMODE

CIRCA 1760-65, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM GOMM

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SECRETAIRE COMMODE
CIRCA 1760-65, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM GOMM
The crossbanded top with a foliate-carved edge above a fitted secretaire drawer with baize-lined writing-surface, pigeon holes and four small drawers, with three further graduated long drawers below, the fluted angles carved with acanthus volutes issuing trailing flowering swags, on bracket feet, the handles and upper lock replaced
39 ½ in. (100 cm.) high; 51 in. (130 cm.) wide; 26 in. (66 cm.) deep

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The commode corresponds to designs included in Gomm's sketchbook dating from the early 1760s (now in the John Downs Collection, Winterthur Library, Delaware, USA), illustrated in L. Boynton, 'William & Richard Gomm', Burlington Magazine, June 1980, fig. 33. William Gomm subscribed to Mortimer's Universale Director, 1754, and Richard Gomm subscribed to Thomas Chippendale's Director, 1754, which included designs for related 'French commode tables'.

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