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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF HAROLD YOUNG

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood, kingwood and fruitwood marquetry commode circa 1760, stamped P. Roussel JME
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 34,375 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF HAROLD YOUNG

A Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood, kingwood and fruitwood marquetry commode circa 1760, stamped P. Roussel JME
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 34,375 USD
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A Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood, kingwood and fruitwood marquetry commode circa 1760, stamped P. Roussel JME
Pierre Roussel (c. 1723-1782), maître in 1745
height 35 1/2 in.; width 39 in.; depth 24 in.
90.5 cm; 99.5 cm; 70 cm
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Provenance

Sold Sotheby's New York, November 9, 1985, lot 324
Sold Sotheby's New York, October 27, 2001, lot 167

Catalogue Note

The present lot belongs to a small group of commodes à la Régence executed by Roussel between 1755 and 1765. The decoration of these commodes, as exemplified by the piece offered here, is very often characterized by interlacing strapwork, which in more elaborate versions frames lavish floral marquetry. Originating in seventeenth-century German Bandlwerkstil, this distinctive strapwork design shows Oeben's influence on Roussel's oeuvre and its use was one of the first steps towards a more ordered and restrained Neoclassical taste in decoration, particularly when floral marquetry was omitted. For a selection of commodes by Roussel with comparable marquetry, see François Quéré, Les Roussel: Une dynastie d'ébénistes au XVIIIe siècle, Dijon, 2012, pp. 154 and 156-159.

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