5 March 2003
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODE
Late 18th century, stamped P. CHARRIERE
The molded rectangular top with rounded ends abovea short panelled frieze-drawer and two further drawers, flanked by stop-fluted pilasters and two double-panelled doors enclosing two shelves, on fluted turned tapering legs and sabots, remounted
34½ in. (88 cm.) high, 43½ in. (113 cm.) wide, 19 in. (48 cm.) deep
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This ébéniste remains unrecorded except for activity by his widow in the 1780's. A commode of virtually identical form to this commode but with oriental lacquer decoration stamped CHARRIERE sold at Christie's London, 18 June 1987, lot 188.
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