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A SOUTH ITALIAN SCARLET AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED COMMODE
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOTS 289-294)
A SOUTH ITALIAN SCARLET AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED COMMODE

SICILY, MID-18TH CENTURY, DECORATION EXTENSIVELY REFRESHED AND WITH TRACES OF AN EARLIER SCHEME

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A SOUTH ITALIAN SCARLET AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED COMMODE
SICILY, MID-18TH CENTURY, DECORATION EXTENSIVELY REFRESHED AND WITH TRACES OF AN EARLIER SCHEME
The serpentine-fronted faux marble top above two drawers, with incurving side, decorated overall with scrolling foliate cartouches, on cabriole legs, handles apparently original
35¾ in. (91 cm.) high, 53 in. (134.5 cm.) wide, 25in. (63.5 cm.) deep
Provenance
Property from the Collection of the late Deane F. Johnson; Christie's, New York, 21 October 2004, lot 1143.

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Lot Essay

In its form and style of decoration, this commode is typical of Sicilian mid-18th century production. A closely related example with red and polychrome decoration is illustrated in M. Giarrizzo and A. Rotolo, Mobili e Mobilieri Nella Sicilia del Settecento, Palermo, 1992, fig. 20, p. 77.

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