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A French ormolu-mounted tulipwood and kingwood parquetry commode a vantaux

IN THE LOUIS XV STYLE, AFTER THE MODEL BY ANTOINE GAUDREAUX, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A French ormolu-mounted tulipwood and kingwood parquetry commode a vantaux
In the Louis XV Style, After the model by Antoine Gaudreaux, Late 19th Century
Of serpentine outline, with a brecchia rosso marble top above a pair of doors each centred with an oval, within an ormolu foliate and ribbon-tied surround, hung with medals and foliate pendants, the interior with a pair of drawers to each side, the concave-shaped sides each with an oval medaillon, on four scrolled legs, each with a rams' mask to the knee, on scrolled foot
69 in. (175 cm.) wide; 37¾ in. (96 cm.) high; 26¼ in. (66.5 cm.) deep

Lot Essay

The serpentined commode hung with medals and flower-festooned medaillons of a bacchante and youth on a Bacchic panther and goat, derives from the celebrated commode designed for Louis XV's apartment at Versailles by Antoine-Sebastian Slodtz and manufactured by Antoine Gaudreaux in 1739.
Another example of this model was sold in these rooms, 19 October 1995, lot 257.
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