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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. STEPHEN C. HILBERT (LOT 23)

A fine Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood commode
mid-18th century, signed Landrin
Estimate
80,000120,000
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. STEPHEN C. HILBERT (LOT 23)

A fine Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood commode
mid-18th century, signed Landrin
Estimate
80,000120,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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A fine Louis XV ormolu-mounted tulipwood commode
mid-18th century, signed Landrin
with a molded serpentine-fronted sarrancolin marble top, the bombé case fitted with two long drawers veneered to simulate four drawers and fitted with elaborate ormolu handles and keyhole escutcheons cast with voluted scrolls, shell and wave motifs, raised on cabriole legs headed by pierced ormolu chutes continuing to scrolled ormolu sabots; the whole outlined with ormolu borders and centered at each side and the apron with scrolling ormolu mounts.
Germain Landrin, maître in 1738
height 39 in.; width 65 in.; depth 24 1/2 in.
96.5 cm; 167.5 cm; 67 cm
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Provenance

Probably Chateau de Millemont in the early 19th century

Sold, Sotheby's, Monaco, June 23, 1985, lot 810

The Countess Spencer, Althorp

Partridge Fine Arts, London

Literature

A. Pradère, French Furniture Makers, 1989, p. 200

Catalogue Note

Germain Landrin (1710-1785) was one of the principal suppliers to his fellow ébéniste Pierre II Migeon, with many of the pieces he made veneered in very much the same fashion as the present piece. He also supplied furniture to Denis Genty and appeared as a creditor in the inventory taken after the death of J.F. Oeben in 1764. Well regarded, Landrin became an adjudicator in his guild in 1746 and was elevated to principal in 1772 (see Pradère, op. cit.).

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