6 March 2003
A LATE VICTORIAN SATINWOOD, ROSEWOOD AND MARQUETRY DEMI-LUNE COMMODE
The top inlaid with a medallion of a young shepherd-boy and dog surrounded by husks and scrolled acanthus, the banded edge inlaid with scrolling foliage, above a swagged drapery and foliate frieze, above three crossbanded panels with husk-draped urns, the central door panel enclosing a shelf, between inlaid uprights, on tapering feet, the backboard with label inscribed 'Mrs J. Rowley 10.12.34' and inscribed in blue crayon '14', chalk inscription '1573'
37¼ in. (94.5 cm.) high; 48¼ in. (122.5 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep
Mrs J. Rowley, 10 December 1934.
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