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Auction: Auction 04.07.1996
was auctioned on: 4 July 1996
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Estimate: £200,000 - £300,000
ca. US$310,791 - US$466,187
Price realised:  £430,500
ca. US$668,978
Lot number 398, Views: 13

A GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY COMMODE By Thomas Chippendale The eared, concave-sided rectangular top with moulded edge and crossbanded in tulipwood and framed with green-stained key-pattern pearwood banding, the central oval patera with stiff leaf-centre surrounded by inlaid fluting, the long frieze-drawer inlaid with flowerhead-filled ovals divided by stiff leaves and with cartouche-shaped pendant scroll handles, above a pair of doors divided by pendant bellflowers and with conforming key-pattern banding, each door centred by a fielded oval panel, the raised centre inlaid with a vase of roses, edged with ormolu beading and in a cavetto surround of stiff leaf, the doors and frieze flanked by slightly-tapering ormolu pilasters of overlaid flowerhead-filled roundels and headed by ram-masks and laurel loops, each pilaster below a further rectangular panel with reeled top and laurel swags with bellflowers, the spreading curved sides with key-pattern banding on a quarter-veneered panel, below a conforming frieze and mounts, the front doors with rosewood-veneered backs and enclosing three rosewood-fronted oak-lined long drawers with loop-handles, on splayed feet with foliate scroll-angles and edged with a rectangular moulding ending in key-pattern scroll and fitted with tapering laurel husks, the drawers and dustboards numbered consecutively 1 to 4, the triple-toothed frieze lock and double-toothed door-lock both stamped E. GASCOIGNE, restorations, the mounts re-gilt 57½in. (146cm.) wide; 35½in. (90cm.) high; 24½in. (65cm.) deep

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 04.07.1996
Date of the auction: 4 Jul 1996
Address: Christie's
London, King Street