A PAIR OF ITALIAN LACQUERED AND PARCEL-GILT COMMODES, VENICE MID 18TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF ITALIAN LACQUERED AND PARCEL-GILT COMMODES, VENICE MID 18TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF ITALIAN LACQUERED AND PARCEL-GILT COMMODES, VENICE MID 18TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF ITALIAN LACQUERED AND PARCEL-GILT COMMODES, VENICE MID 18TH CENTURY
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Property from a Private European Collection

A PAIR OF ITALIAN LACQUERED AND PARCEL-GILT COMMODES, VENICE MID 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property from a Private European Collection

A PAIR OF ITALIAN LACQUERED AND PARCEL-GILT COMMODES, VENICE MID 18TH CENTURY

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot Sold:12,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private European Collection

A PAIR OF ITALIAN LACQUERED AND PARCEL-GILT COMMODES, VENICE MID 18TH CENTURY


each with a later white marble top, later mounts, decoration restored

83cm. high, 117cm. wide, 56cm. deep; 2ft. 8¾in., 3ft. 10in., 1ft. 10in.


COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

S. Colombo, L'arte del mobile in Italia, Milan, 1981, no. 255.

G. Morazzoni, Il Mobile Veneziano del'700, Milan, 1958, tav. CDXXI.

Condition Report

In overall good condition. As stated in the catalogue, with a later marble top and later mounts. Generally with inor chips and scratches throughout consistent with age and use. Minor losses to gilding and paint. Visible cracks due to shrinkage especially visible on the sides of each commode. Evidence of old woodworm activity, which no longer appears to be active. The marble tops with minor old marks and scratches.


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

This pair of commodes epitomizes the fashion to produce lacquered furniture pieces in Venice. Coming in different colours and decoration, the commodes rarely surviving as a pair adopt a similar shape, playful and most importantly adopt the Venetian archetypical form, the bombé shape. The organic design of the commodes is further underlined with gilt decoration elegantly framing the white lacquered ground. A similar commode blue and white lacquered was sold Sotheby's London, 5 November 2013, lot 130.

STYLE: Private Collections
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