31 March 2016
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
BY CHARLES JOSEPH DUFOUR, CIRCA 1760
With shaped brèche d'Alep marble top above two drawers inlaid with scrolling foliage and a bird, stamped twice C.I.DUFOUR and JME to front corners of carcass, the angle mounts possibly replaced
33 ¾ in. (86 cm.) high, 32 ½ in. (82 cm.) wide, 17 ¾ in. (45 cm.) deep
Acquired from Bensimon, Paris, in 1955.
Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.
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