London, South Kensington
21 January 1998
A Louis XV kingwood and floral marquetry serpentine commode
applied with gilt-metal mounts, the mottled grey-marble top above two drawers, inlaid with floral stems, the sides similarly inlaid on cabriole legs terminating in gilt sabots, the marble cracked
-- 39½in. (100cm.) wide, 32¾in. (83cm.) high, 25in. (63.5cm.) deep
The Right Honourable Viscountess Torrington, Yotes Court, Mereworth, Kent.
Sold Messrs. Foster, Yotes Court, The Contents of the Mansion, October 1923, lot 589, #18.18s.
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