27 October 2006
A LOUIS XV PROVINCIAL SILVERED COMMODE
MID-18TH CENTURY, SUPPLIED BY FRANCES ELKINS
Of bombé form and fitted with two small over two long panelled drawers, with a shell-centered serpentine apron, on short cabriole legs, later silvered, restorations
37 in. (94 cm.) high, 49 in. (124.5 cm.) wide, 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) deep
Acquired from R. de la Roche for FF2,400 ($94.08).
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S. M. Salny, The Country Houses of David Adler, 2001, p. 142.
M. Thorne, ed., David Adler Architect: The Elements of Style, 2002, p. 205.
S. M. Salny, Frances Elkins: Interior Design, 2005, p. 74.
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