London, South Kensington
27 November 2012
A LOUIS XVI AMARANTH, TULIPWOOD AND FRUITWOOD COMMODE
BY NICOLAS ALEXANDRE LAPIE, LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
The Breccia Medicea top with chamfered ears and break-front profile, above three long drawers, each with drop-handles cast as wreaths, the short cabriole legs terminating in foliate sabot, stamped 'N.A. LAPIE'
34 in. (86.3 cm.) high; 31¼ in. (79.3 cm.) wide; 17¾ in. (45.1 cm.) deep
Nicolas Alexandre Lapie matître in 1764
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Two similar commodes by the same maker and of comparable design, but slightly larger form sold: Christie's, Paris, 7 December 2005, lot 184; and Sotheby's, New York, 8 May 2009, lot 136, Property from the estate of Janice Booth Abbott.
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