7 July 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A NORTH ITALIAN ROSEWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
LOMBARDY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The rectangular top inlaid with a central roundel depicting a flower-filled vase, within a stylised foliate border, above a simulated panelled frieze drawer with a leaf-tip border, decorated with scrolling foliage and two further drawers inlaid sans traverse with a central oval depicting a flower-filled vase flanked by birds issuing from foliage, the sides decorated similarly with oval medallions depicting classically-draped maidens, on square tapering legs decorated with trailing husks, with paper label to reverse inscribed 'DRUCE & Co ...'
34½ in. (88 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep
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