A Louis XVI-style inlaid, parquetry and mahogany marble top commode,
French c.1900, after Jean-Henri Riesener, modelled from the Concordant Commode at the Palais de Fontainebleau, the shaped and veined white marble top over three frieze drawers and shaped and panelled doors, the front of bowed, breakfront form, the sides flared, the drawers and frieze with ornate gilt bronze mounts, the doors inlaid with a central panel of an ewer and a basket of fruit on a specimen wood ground, flanked by panels with stylised flower heads, the sides conforming, within boldly cast gilt bronze mounts,
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Included in the sale are a variety of pieces representing the zenith of Continental craftsmanship, decoration and design, including a Louis XVI-style commode after Jean-Henri Riesener, a figural oil on canvas by Bonaventure de Bar (French, 1700-1729), and an extraordinary Louis XV-style writing table and cartonnier.
Sold for £6,000
Minor chips to edges of marble, mainly the back edge. Repaired split to both side panel. Smaller door with wear to hinge edge. Faded.
it looks as though it has been through a restorers workshop at some point in its life, both panels have been repaired and there are areas of the veneers damaged internally (see photos) other small areas of repair, evidence of glue between the backboards and expansion within the joints of the carcass. Gilt metal worn extensively and unevenly slightly pitted to the surface, split to the front right-hand door that is also visible from the inside.
One key. It could easily go straight into a grand house.
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Auction: Fine Interiors - Two Day Sale - Live Online, Tue, 30th Mar 2021
We are very excited to share the online catalogue for our forthcoming Fine Interiors sale featuring almost 900 lots of furniture, works of art, paintings and silver. Our first sale of 2021 offers a selection of the very best in classical and contemporary furnishings from all over the globe, including a strong showing of country and vernacular pieces, as well as vibrant and bright Chinoiserie and florally themed lots, which are perfect for the beginning of Spring and the more hopeful months to come.
An exciting new development for the department is the introduction of the Fine Interiors Journal, a companion guide offering an overview of the sale complete with links directly to the relevant sections of the online catalogue.
Due to Government guidance around social distancing, we are unable to offer general viewing of all items in our auction rooms. All lots are, however, extensively illustrated and carry detailed condition reports - see 'Condition report' at the foot of each lot description.
Removal of Lots
All lots should be removed by 5pm on Friday 9 April 2021. Furniture lots remaining after this date will be removed to:
Perry Removals, Chapel End, Broxted, Essex CM6 2BW.
Removal will be at a cost of £20 +VAT per lot and storage will be charged at £2 +VAT per lot, per day.
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