A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED, BRASS, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND POLYCHROME HORN-INLAID TORTOISESHELL 'BOULLE' MARQUETRY COMMODE
A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED, BRASS, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND POLYCHROME HORN-INLAID TORTOISESHELL 'BOULLE' MARQUETRY COMMODE
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A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED, BRASS, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND POLYCHROME HORN-INLAID TORTOISESHELL 'BOULLE' MARQUETRY COMMODE

ATTRIBUTED TO AUBERTIN GAUDRON, CIRCA 1700

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A LOUIS XIV ORMOLU-MOUNTED, BRASS, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND POLYCHROME HORN-INLAID TORTOISESHELL 'BOULLE' MARQUETRY COMMODE
ATTRIBUTED TO AUBERTIN GAUDRON, CIRCA 1700
Inlaid overall with panels depicting scrolls and phoenixes, the rectangular arched top with moulded edge and Bérainesque inlays centred by an oval medallion with a pastoral hunting scene, above three short and two long drawers each with simulated panels centred by a female mask escutcheon, the sides decorated conformingly, the angles headed by volute and terminating in hoof sabots; remounted and later legs
36 ¼ in. (92 cm.) high; 45 in. (114 cm.) wide; 24 ¼ in. (62 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

With its superb contre-partie inlays and elegant shaped form, this commode relates to the oeuvre of Nicolas Sageot (1666-1731) but is more likely to be the work of the ébéniste Aubertin Gaudron (active circa 1670-1700). A similar commode, with Galerie Achkar-Charrière in 1990, is stamped AG for Aubertin Gaudron, and has a top of the same design with a rabbit hunt scene. Another marquetry top of this design features on a 19th Century desk reusing a late 17th century top, probably from a commode by Gaudron, now in the Wallace Collection (F60).

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