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AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CONSOLE DESSERTE, with a bow-fronted marble top with moulded edge above a frieze of foliate scrolls within beaded borders, the central section with three short drawers flanked by fluted pilasters and ribbon-tied trophy mounts, the sides each with a pair of marble shelves with pierced gallery edge and mirrored backs, on fluted toupie feet, second half 19th Century

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AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CONSOLE DESSERTE, with a bow-fronted marble top with moulded edge above a frieze of foliate scrolls within beaded borders, the central section with three short drawers flanked by fluted pilasters and ribbon-tied trophy mounts, the sides each with a pair of marble shelves with pierced gallery edge and mirrored backs, on fluted toupie feet, second half 19th Century
58¾in. (149.5cm.) wide; 34¾in. (88cm.) high; 20in. (51cm.) deep

Lot Essay

This form of commode, with its mirror-backed corner shelves, designed in the Louis XVI 'antique' style of the 1780s, was popularised by the celebrated pair supplied for Marie-Antoinette's salon at the Château de Compiègne (see P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIII Siècle, Paris, 1989, P. 58)
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