12 December 2002
THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE W.N. RUMBALL, ESQ. (LOTS 191-215)
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY COMMODE
The demi-lune shaped white marble top with moulded edge and projecting angles above a panelled frieze drawer and two further drawers panelled sans traverse, flanked by to either side by a simulated drawer and a shaped cupboard door enclosing a shelf, with stop-fluted uprights and turned tapering fluted legs ending in ormolu caps, remounted
34 in. (87 cm.) high; 31½ in. (80 cm.) wide; 15¼ in. (39 cm.) deep
Anonymous sale, Guy Loudmer and Hervé Poulain, Palais d'Orsay, Paris, 8 June 1977, lot 60.
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