29 - 30 March 2001
A REGENCE ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD PARQUETRY COMMODE
Stamped MARCHAND, Circa 1720 and remounted
The serpentine-fronted and rounded eared red griotte marble top above a bombe and serpentine case, the two short drawers centering a small drawer fronted with escutcheon above two long drawers between strongly rocaille acanthus and cabochon angles and sabots
34¼in. (87cm.) high, 53½in. (136cm.) wide, 26¾in. (68cm.) deep
Anonymous sale, Christie's New York, 24 November 1987, lot 190 ($18,700).
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Nizolas-Jean Marchand, maître before 1738.
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