31 March 2016
A LOUIS XV KINGWOOD AND TULIPWOOD COMMODE
BY ADRIEN-FAIZELOT DELORME, CIRCA 1750
With serpentine Rouge Royal marble top above two drawers, on cabriole legs, stamped twice DELORME to left corners of carcass, remounted
33 in. (84 cm.) high, 44 ½ in. (113 cm.) wide, 22 ½ in. (57 cm.) deep
Acquired from Kraemer & Cie., Paris, in 1966.
Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection.
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