A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted marquetry, ivory and mother-of-pearl commode
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A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted marquetry, ivory and mother-of-pearl commode

AFTER THE MODEL BY SCHLICHTIG, CIRCA 1855

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A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted marquetry, ivory and mother-of-pearl commode
After the model by Schlichtig, Circa 1855
Surmounted by a breakfront gris de Caunes moucheté marble top, the frieze fitted with drawers, above two drawers inlaid sans traverse, the centre with a garden temple, flanked to each side by courting figures, the sides with similar decoration, on four cabriole legs, on foliate sabots
36¼ in. (92 cm.) high; 50¾ in. (129 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (59.5 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

Jean-Georges Schlichtig (d.1782) became maître in 1765. He specialised in the Transitional style, utilising ivory in his marquetry, usually featuring figures in architectural landscapes.

This commode is a copy of the celebrated model made for Queen Marie-Antoinette, inlaid with her cypher in mother-of-pearl, later given by Moïse de Camondo to the Louvre.
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