PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Born in Catalonia, Ferran moved to Palma in 1806 where worked as sculptor and cabinet-maker with an workshop that had at some point 22 workers, disseminating his knowledge through local makers. No signed pieces of furniture by him are known, although the quality of the present lot firmly links it to the master or one of his best pupils.
Other Mallorcan mahogany commodes with carved feet on a platform base are known (with winged lions, eagles or sphynxes as feet) – see a pair sold Sotheby’s, Peter Zervudachi Collection, London, 10th June 1998, lot 296 (sold for £45,000) and single commode of the same model as the present lot but with griffin-headed feet was sold with Sotheby’s, Amsterdam, 30th September 2008, lot 667.
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