A Louis XV style ormolu-mounted tulipwood bombe commode
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A Louis XV style ormolu-mounted tulipwood bombe commode

AFTER THE MODEL BY CHARLES CRESSENT, LATE 19TH CENTURY, THE ONYX TOP REPLACED AND 20TH CENTURY

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A Louis XV style ormolu-mounted tulipwood bombe commode
After the model by Charles Cressent, Late 19th Century, The onyx top replaced and 20th Century
The serpentine-shaped onyx top above a pair of drawers inlaid sans traverse and heavily-mounted with trailing oak branches, birds and a vase flanked by a pair of reclining putti, with acanthus-cast wavy apron, the sides mounted with ribbon-bound oak branches, the angles each with a putto holding a bird, on square tapering legs cast with oak trunk fronts
36½ in. (92.8 cm.) high; 58¼ in. (148 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (62.2 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

Although not stamped, the original model for the present commode is almost certainly the work of the maître ébéniste Charles Cressent (d. 1768) and dates from the 1730s. Formerly in the collection of the Dukes of Hamilton, the commode was sold at the Christie's Hamilton Palace sale (lot 1806) in 1882 for 6,417 pounds, 10s and is now at Waddesdon Manor.

A comparable example of another late 19th century copy of this model commode sold Christie's East, 29 March 2000, lot 227 ($43,700).

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