29 November 2001
THE PROPERTY OF THE EXECUTORS OF THE LATE SIR EMMANUEL KAYE C.B.E.
A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, MAHOGANY AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED SERPENTINE COMMODE
Crossbanded overall, the shaped top decorated with a half-patera to the rear edge surrounded by ribbon-tied trophy medallions linked by swags of flowers, the edge of the top banded with sprays of laurel linked with acanthus husks, above a frieze drawer and a pair of oval-panelled doors enclosing a shelf, flanked by shaped-panelled doors enclosing two shelves, with half-column floral-painted amaranth uprights on turned tapering feet, redecorated
38 in. (96.5 cm.) high; 61¾ in. (157 cm.) wide; 23¾ in. (60.5 cm.) deep
The late Miss P. D. A. Beresford, Hoby House, Hoby, Leicestershire.
Bought from Partridge, London, 27 June 1986 for £75,000.
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A commode of related form, but with inlaid satinwood panels between fluted column uprights, formerly in the Moller Collection at Thorncombe Park, Surrey, was sold anonymously, Sotheby's London, 18 November 1994, lot 137.
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