19 May 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD, AMARANTH AND PARQUETRY COMMODE
STAMPED TWICE CM COCHOIS, CIRCA 1740, REMOUNTED
The shaped brèche d'Alep marble top above two conforming drawers with shaped quarter-veneered parquetry panels, the sides similarly decorated, above a shaped apron set with a pierced aysmmetrical cartouche, on cabriole legs, the corners set with rocaille mounts centered with a cabochon, above leaf-wrapped reeded chutes and scrolled-acanthus sabots
31 in. (80.5 cm.) high, 30 in. (76 cm.) wide, 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 17/18 November 1999, lot 541.
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Charles-Michel Cochois was active on the rue des Petits-Carreaux in the 1730s and died in 1764.
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately