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A Louis XV Gilt Bronze-Mounted Kingwood, Tulipwood, and Bois De Bout Marquetry Commode, Mid-18th Century

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman

A Louis XV Gilt Bronze-Mounted Kingwood, Tulipwood, and Bois De Bout Marquetry Commode, Mid-18th Century

A Louis XV Gilt Bronze-Mounted Kingwood, Tulipwood, and Bois De Bout Marquetry Commode, Mid-18th Century

The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman


A Louis XV Gilt Bronze-Mounted Kingwood, Tulipwood, and Bois De Bout Marquetry Commode, Mid-18th Century


with a molded shaped mottled brown marble top; losses to veneer


height 34 ½ in.; width 42 ½ in.; depth 22 ½ in.

87.6 cm; 107.9 cm; 57.2 cm

The veneers with fraying, lifting, and areas with losses throughout as shown in catalogue images. With scattered marks and stains, as well as areas with infill, patches and replacements to veneers. Some sun-fading. Feet spliced and both back legs with old repaired breaks. Re-mounted. Escutcheon on lower drawer broken, will need resoldering. One corner mount with old repaired break. Overall the mounts with typical surface scratches, casting flaws, and minor rubbing to gilding. The marble top with old repaired breaks, scattered chips and small losses throughout and with areas of infill. In general, this piece would benefit from restorative attention.


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Bensimon Collection, Paris
The Giuseppe Rossi Collection, Sotheby's London, 10-12 March 1999, lot 671