London, South Kensington
30 April 2015
PROPERTY OF THE ROYAL HOUSE OF SAXONY, HOUSE OF WETTIN A.L. (ALBERTINE LINE)
A ROYAL SAXON ORMOLU-MOUNTED FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY COMMODE
DRESDEN, LATE 18TH CENTURY
The rectangular top centred by an oval fan-filled medallion, above two long drawers, on square tapering feet
34 ½ in. (88 cm.) high; 49 in. (125 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep
Most probably supplied to Frederick Augustus I King of Saxony (1750–1827) for one of the Royal residences, possibly Schloss Moritzburg (inv. no. 39190).
Thence by descent with the Saxon Royal family.
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G. Haase, 'Zur Entwickelung des Dresdener Moebels von 1763 bis 1800', Ars Hungaria, I, Budapest 1974, p. 144.
G. Haase, Dresdener Moebel des 18. Jahrhunderts, Leipzig, 1983, p. 274, cat. no 64, ill. 162.
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