Denis Genty worked as both a cabinetmaker in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine and a retailer in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré, selling both his and the work of other ébénistes including RVLC, Macret and Dautriche. A virtually identical commode stamped by Genty of the same dimensions, design and materials and with only very slight variations to the gilt bronze border mounts on the front, possibly conceived as a pair to the present lot, was sold Sotheby's New York, May 7, 1983, lot 174.
A few small vertical age cracks on the proper left side and a longer vertical age split on the proper rigth side, also with a horizontal age crack at the top with a few losses to veneer. The front with patches to veneer and a few minor losses and marks along the lower edge and apron. Small section of top of inside proper right rear leg with piece of veneer detached put present. Marble with old repairs. Lock to upper drawer has become unscrewed and needs to be re-attached. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.