A George III japanned, polychrome decorated and parcel gilt demi-lune commode
attributed to George Brookshaw, the painted panels after Angelica Kauffmann
The yellow Jura brocatelle marble top above a stiff leaf and beaded gilt frieze and a bowed panelled front with oval beaded reserve of a hooded seated classical female figure (probably emblematic of Love) within an entwined riband, leaf and berry border flanked by uprights decorated with classical urns on plinths issuing wheatsheaves and leaves, further flanked by bowed cupboard doors, one with Cupid tethering a dove (emblematic of Chastity), the other of Cupid emptying a ewer, within an entwined riband, leaf and berry border, each enclosing a shelf, all on a deep russet ground, on turned reeded and beaded legs and turned feet, with paper depository label under the marble, 'GARDE-MEUBLE, TAILLEUR FILS, 3065, 'FOUL' and numbered, 'No.2222', backboards with inventory number, 'GM67', 125cm wide, 53cm deep, 89cm high (49" wide, 20.5" deep, 35" high).
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