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A gilt-bronze-mounted mahogany commode
Empire, first quarter 19th century
Estimate
4,0006,000
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215
A gilt-bronze-mounted mahogany commode
Empire, first quarter 19th century
Estimate
4,0006,000
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A gilt-bronze-mounted mahogany commode
Empire, first quarter 19th century
with a rectangular fossilised black Belgian marble top, above a frieze drawer centred by the mask of Mercury, above three recessed long drawers with escutcheons in the form of vine leaf and grape filled cornucopiae, the handles cast with addorsed swans and a floral fan motif, flanked by double baluster columns with gilt-bronze cast headers and bases, surmounted by neo-classical female figures, on projecting demi-lune shaped block feet
93cm. high, 131cm. wide, 63cm. deep; 3ft. ½in., 4ft. 3½in., 2ft. ¾in.
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Catalogue Note

Comparative Literature:
Anne Forray-Carlier, Le Mobilier du Musée Carnavalet, Dijon, 2000, pp 246-247, no. 92,  (inv. MB 733), illustrates a related commode, with identical escutcheon mounts and stylised fan motifs at the back of the handles and with double baluster columns flanking the drawers, which is stated to have been acquired by the Duke and Duchess de Gaëte after their marriage in 1822. The illustrated commode and the offered piece although not stamped are reminiscent of the production of four ébénistes of renown whose work was of the same superb quality, namely François-Honoré-Georges Jacob known as Jacob Desmalter, Pierre Benôit Marcion, Pierre-Antoine Bellangé and Louis-Edouard Lemarchand.

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