PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. ERIKA POHL-STRÖHER
The top of the present commode is particularly rare among contemporary examples, which were then typically designed after drawings by Jean Berain: gently rounded, the central scene represents the Triumph of Bacchus, a subject popularized in the 1620s by Diego Velázquez and then re-appropriated by painters such as Nicolas Poussin and Francesco Albani. The top of a commode recently on the French market is almost identical to the present example, however in contre partie.
Interestingly, the front-drawer marquetry with the dragon-like creatures is nearly identical to that found on the commode aforementioned and on another sold Sotheby's London, 15 June 1990, lot 6.
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