16 April 2009
This lot is offered without a reserve
A REGENCE PROVINCIAL WALNUT COMMODE
FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY
The serpentine front with three paneled drawers flanked by curved angles and molded bracket feet, the back with a partially legible 19th century paper label MONSIEUR J ISABELLE...
32 in. (81.5 cm.) high, 43½ in. (110.5 cm.) wide, 24½ in. (62 cm.) deep
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