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A German rococo painted and parcel-gilt commode
circa 1740-50, possibly Munich
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 66,000 USD
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266
A German rococo painted and parcel-gilt commode
circa 1740-50, possibly Munich
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 66,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A German rococo painted and parcel-gilt commode
circa 1740-50, possibly Munich
the shaped wooden top painted to simulate green marble above three long drawers carved with shell motifs and fitted with ormolu handles, the corners carved with shell motifs above scrolled flower-carved legs ending in leaf and scale-carved claw and ball feet.
height 36 1/2 in.; width 64 1/2 in.; depth 26 in.
92.5 cm; 164 cm; 66 cm
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Catalogue Note

A similar painted and parcel-gilt commode is illustrated, Kreisel/Himmelheber, Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels, Munich, 1973, Vol. II, pl. 439. Like the present commode the drawer fronts are decorated with scrolling foliate motifs and with stylized shells; the overall design with in-curved corners above scrolled supports is also very similar.  See also another commode carved in similar fashion, illustrated, op. cit. pl. 434.  Each of these commodes was made in Munich, almost certainly inspired by the designs of François Cuvilliés.

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