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Auction: Auction 26.10.2004
was auctioned on: 26 October 2004
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An important pair of massive Louis XV style ormolu-mounted kingwood, mahogany and end-cut marquetry commodes

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Estimate: US$150,000 - US$250,000
Price realised:  US$231,500
Lot number 425, Views: 70

An important pair of massive Louis XV style ormolu-mounted kingwood, mahogany and end-cut marquetry commodes The cabinetwork by Alphonse Lambert, The mounts by Adolphe-Armand Truffier, Supplied by Boudet, Paris, Dated 1896 Each of serpentine bombé form, the thick brèche violette marble top above a ribbon-tied laurel-festooned front centred by an oval wreath enclosing a vine pendant and inlaid sans traverse to each side with floral sprays issuing from a pair of cornucopiae to the centre of the palm frond apron below, one with a pair of drawers, the other à vantaux with a pair of doors opening to an interior fitted with two sets of six drawers, with similarly-inlaid laurel-festooned sides, the angles draped with Herculean lion-pelts, above tapering legs applied with reeded chutes, terminating in scrolled acanthus-cast feet; the back left lion-pelt mounts of each commode signed A p h eTruffier/Sculp r1896 , the top edges of the left door and top drawer inscribed BOUDET 43 B D DES CAPUCINES PARIS and with stamped inventory numbers 18267 and 18268 respectively, the carcasses stamped to the rear N/1814/S.M. and N/1815/S.M. respectively, the back edges of the marble tops with similar painted inventory numbers, the interior carcass of the commode with drawers stencilled A. LAMBERT/EBENISTE/88 B D RICHARD-LENOIR/PARIS , the lock-plate of the commode à vantaux engraved Boudet 43 B d des Capucines Paris 45½ in. (115.5 cm.) high; 99 in. (251.4 cm.) wide; 31½ in. (80 cm.) deep (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 26.10.2004
Date of the auction: 26 Oct 2004
Address: Christie's
New York, Rockefeller Center