5 April 2001
A GEORGE III SATINWOOD BOWFRONT COMMODE
Crossbanded overall in tulipwood and inlaid with ebonised lines, the shaped top with amaranth edge above three mahogany-lined graduated drawers between uprights inlaid with amaranth, on square tapering feet, the handles replaced
36¼ in. (92 cm.) high; 48½ in. (123 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (62.5 cm.) deep
Thomas Howard-Sneyd, Esq., Manor Farm, Thornton Steward, Yorkshire, by whom sold in 1978 to
Partridge Fine Arts, Ltd.
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A related commode, but with slide fitted above the upper drawer and in mahogany with harewood uprights was sold anonymously, Sotheby's London, 9 November 1990, lot 101.
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