12 December 2002
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODE
The cippolino marble top with outset rounded corners above a three frieze drawers and two long drawers, the central frieze drawer mounted with rinceaux and putti, and with guilloche mounted side drawers, all flanked by rounded fluted corners inset with chandelles and headed by acanthus-cast and female mask chutes, terminating with turned tapering fluted legs with thimble sabots, the mounts replaced
34½in. (87.5cm.) high, 51in. (129cm.) wide, 24½in. (62cm.) deep
Anonymous sale in these Rooms, 9 December 1982, lot 59.
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A similarly mounted commode by Nicolas Grevenich was sold anonymously at Sotheby's London, 31 May 1975, lot 101.
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