435
435
An Italian rococo ormolu-mounted, kingwood parquetry commode

Genoa, mid 18th century

Estimate
60,00080,000
JUMP TO LOT
435
An Italian rococo ormolu-mounted, kingwood parquetry commode

Genoa, mid 18th century

Estimate
60,00080,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Khalil Rizk

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An Italian rococo ormolu-mounted, kingwood parquetry commode

Genoa, mid 18th century

with a serpentine-fronted brèche de violette marble top, the bombé case with two drawers, the corners with pierced ormolu mounts, raised on splayed legs fitted with ormolu sabots.
height 34 1/4 in.; width 36 in.; depth 24 in.
87 cm; 91.5 cm; 61 cm
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Catalogue Note

This commode incorporates all the hallmarks of high quality Genoese furniture production in the middle of the 18th century. The highly characteristic "butterfly wing" inlay, the selection of veneers, and the overal design and shape, leave no doubt as to its origins. The Republic of Genoa was in close proximity to France, and the political influence of the French court was keenly felt and demonstrated in the cultural life of the area. Genoa was a major port; consequently the Genoese cabinetmakers had relatively easy access to a variety of exotic veneers.  

A number of nearly identical commodes are illustrated, L.C. Caimi, L'ebanisteria Genovese del settecento, Parma, 1995, p. 163 ff.

The Collection of Khalil Rizk

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New York