20 May 2008
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND FLORAL MARQUETRY COMMODE
MID-18TH CENTURY, STAMPED 'P. ROUSSEL', PARTIALLY RE-MOUNTED, THE MOUNTS RE-GILT IN THE 19TH CENTURY
The serpentine-fronted rouge griotte marble top above a pair of drawers inlaid and mounted sans traverse with flowering sprays within a foliate encadrement, the sides inlaid with further floral sprays, with foliate-mounted angles, on slightly splayed legs ending in pierced sabots, stamped to the front right corner
34 in. (86.5 cm.) high, 33 in. (84 cm.) wide, 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
Mr. Sumner Welles.
Dr. Annella Brown; sold Sotheby Park-Bernet, New York, 23 April, 1977, lot 229.
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