18 October 2002
A LOUIS XV STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND FLORAL MARQUETRY COMMODE
Stamped L. DELAHAIE, re-mounted and partially re-veneered
The waved and molded veined later white marble top above two long drawers decorated sans traverse with cartouches, the hipped angles with splayed legs and foliate sabots, the marble with restore break to back left corner, stamped L. DELAHAIE to the front right corner
34in. (86cm.) high, 57in. (145cm.) wide, 26in. (67cm.) deep
Sold anonymously Christie's London, 6 December 1984, lot 82.
Sold anonymously Sotheby's New York, 15 October 1988, lot 101.
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P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 228, illus.
Kjellberg (op. cit) suggests that L. Delahaie, about whom nothing further is known, may have made this commode rather than having simply retailed or restored it in the 18th century. However, the carcase and construction would indicate a later date of manufacture.
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