26 November 1996
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A DIRECTOIRE MAHOGANY COMMODE
The eared rectangular white-veined grey marble top above three panelled frieze-drawers and two long drawers flanked by rounded fluted angles, on fluted turned tapering legs with waisted neck and terminating in brass caps, stamped twice 'H', the top drawer inscribed '12338 Garnier..Her..Gir. B. B. Eoo', the underside of the marble incised 'B' and indistinctly inscribed, with old transport label to marble and back and with depository label 'POPE AND SONS HAMMERSMITH MRS. A. SMITH'
44½ in. (113 cm.) wide; 33¾ in. (85.5 cm.) high; 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) deep
Mrs. A. Smith.
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A closely related commode was sold anonymously, Sotheby's Monaco, 21 February 1988, lot 692, and a further similar commode by Jean-Wendelin Weber was sold by Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, Sotheby's New York, 5 May 1988, lot 229.
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