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A gilt-bronze-mounted mahogany commode in the manner of Molitor
Empire, early 19th century
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A gilt-bronze-mounted mahogany commode in the manner of Molitor
Empire, early 19th century
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A gilt-bronze-mounted mahogany commode in the manner of Molitor
Empire, early 19th century
with a rectangular fossilised black marble top, above a frieze drawer applied with star and foliate motifs, above two long drawers with lion mask ring-pull handles, flanked by Egyptian terms, on griffin feet
95cm. high, 133cm. wide, 58cm. deep; 3ft. 1½in., 4ft. 4¾in., 1ft. 10¾in.
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature:
Ulrich Leben, Molitor, London, 1992, p. 181, fig. 21, illustrates a commode attributed to Molitor, in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, inv. no. 28436, which has Egyptian term supports and lion mask handles and paw feet similar to those on this commode.The star motif on the frieze and the stylised anthemion was another feature often employed by Molitor.  

 

A Private European Residence: French and Neoclassical Furniture and Paintings & Works on Paper

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London