Lot 734
  • 734

A George III style satinwood and marquetry serpentine commode, in the style of John Cobb

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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  • Satinwood mahogany pine beech
  • 93.5cm. high, 142cm. wide, 60.5cm. deep; 3ft. ¾in., 4ft. 8in., 2ft.
the top inlaid with a demi-patera and radial husk chains within a banded lobed harewood border above two banded doors inlaid with giant oval paterae within painted ribbon-tied husk festoons, and painted to the centre with masks of Apollo, the keeled corners with gilt-brass husk chains, on splayed bracket feet with scroll cast sabot

Catalogue Note

The present commode draws stylistically from a group of commodes attributed to the Royal cabinet-maker John Cobb (c.1715-1778) and illustrated in Lucy Wood, The Lady Lever Art Gallery, Catalogue of Commodes, London, 1994, pp.88-97. The front profile and doors inlaid with oval medallions and serpentine form can be seen on many of these examples.