29 September 1999
AN EARLY LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND PARQUETRY BOMBE COMMODE EN TOMBEAU
Stamped twice L.MOREAU, Circa 1730-40
The shaped grey and white mottled red marble top, above four panelled drawers, the top mounted as two drawers, with scrolled rocaille mounts, above a shaped apron, the corners set with large pierced and scrolled mounts, on bracket feet with scrolled-acanthus sabots, the marble inscribed D. Wassmann
33in. (85cm.) high, 51in. (131.5cm.) wide, 25in. (65.5cm.) deep
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Louis Moreau, matre in 1764.
In view of the date of Moreau's matre, this commode was in all probability stamped in his capacity as a restorer.
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