14 November 2002
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, AMARANTH AND FLORAL MARQUETRY COMMODE
The serpentine moulded brèche d'Alep marble top above two drawers inlaid sans traverse with a shaped panel enclosing scrolling flowers, with asymmetrical escutcheons and foliate handles, each side with a shaped panel enclosing ribbon-tied flowers, with a shaped apron, the angles with foliate and rockwork mounts, on cabriole legs with hoof and acanthus sabots, remounted, restorations and losses to marquetry, later locks, base boards of drawers replaced, stamped '1307'
34 in. (86.5 cm.) high; 60 in. (152.5 cm.) wide; 25¼ in. (65 cm.) deep
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