21 October 2005
PROPERTY OF A CALIFORNIA ESTATE
(LOTS 191 - 192)
A REGENCE TORTOISESHELL, BRASS AND EBONY BOULLE MARQUETRY COMMODE
EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Inlaid overall in première partie, the rounded rectangular top with central figure of Diana within a Bérainesque background, including numerous figures and birds, within a molded border, above three conformingly inlaid walnut-lined drawers simulated as two drawer each, the sides raised and conformingly inlaid, the shaped angles terminating in pieds de bîche sabots, the top and bottom drawer with partial paper label, the bottom drawer with wax seal, back feet later, the reverse with dealer's label 'Antonio's Antiques'
35 in. (79 cm.) high, 45 in. (115 cm.) wide, 24 in. (61 cm.) deep
H.A. Cromer, sold Christie's, London, 25 May 1955, lot 159.
with Antonio's Antiques, San Francisco.
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