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A George III style lacewood and marquetry serpentine commode
circa 1910
Estimate
3,0005,000
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309
A George III style lacewood and marquetry serpentine commode
circa 1910
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A George III style lacewood and marquetry serpentine commode
circa 1910
with a satinwood reserved oval medallion to the top, inlaid urns to the sides, all within rosewood and tulipwood cross bandings, the top drawer bearing the paper printed inventory labels `1108' 
82cm. high, 120cm. wide, 57cm. deep; 2ft. 8¼in., 3ft. 11¼in., 1ft. 10½in.
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Provenance

William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme possibly acquired from James Orrock (Orrock Inv., 1904, p.8) and at Thornton Manor, Wirrral, Merseyside before 1913 (TM.Inv., 1912-13, TM281, P.32, £30). James Orrock (1829-1913) was an artist and marchand-amateur and was a vociferous champion of the cause of British art, especially of the 18th century, who campaigned tirelessly for the creation of a National Gallery of British Art , both fine and decorative. Lever purchased Orrock`s entire collection on three occasions, in 1904, 1910 and 1912.

William Hulme Lever, 2nd Viscount Leverhulme, at Thornton Manor in Bedroom IV by 1949 (T.Inv. T369, as one of a pair).

The Leverhulme Collection, Thornton Manor, Sotheby's house sale, 26-28 June 2001, lot 230.  

 

Literature

Lucy Wood, The Lady Lever Art Gallery, Catalogue of Commodes, 1994, p.319, appendix TM281. 

Important English Furniture

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