A late Victorian satinwood, tulipwood, harewood, sycamore and polychrome decorated marquetry demi-lune commode in the George III style after a design by Robert Adam
Lot 150
A late Victorian satinwood, tulipwood, harewood, sycamore and polychrome decorated marquetry demi-lune commode
in the George III style after a design by Robert Adam
£20,000 - 30,000
US$ 33,000 - 50,000
Auction Details
A late Victorian satinwood, tulipwood, harewood, sycamore and polychrome decorated marquetry demi-lune commode in the George III style after a design by Robert Adam A late Victorian satinwood, tulipwood, harewood, sycamore and polychrome decorated marquetry demi-lune commode in the George III style after a design by Robert Adam
Lot Details
A late Victorian satinwood, tulipwood, harewood, sycamore and polychrome decorated marquetry demi-lune commode
in the George III style after a design by Robert Adam
The D-shaped top inlaid with riband tied bell-flower chains, beading, anthemions, medallions, flowerheads and paterae, above an anthemion and bead decorated frieze and a central curved panel door with a painted roundel depicting Cupid in his Chariot and the Three Graces within borders of bell-flowers and paterae and enclosing shelves, flanked by moulded panels decorated with Classical urns, anthemions, rams heads, and drapery swags and further single panel doors with bell-flower, anthemion and paterae decoration enclosing a shelf, flanked to either side by uprights with bell-flower chains headed by carved Rams's heads holding drapery swags, on lotus carved toupie feet, 152.5cm wide, 67cm deep, 94cm high (60in wide, 26in deep, 37in high).

Footnotes

  • The commode offered here is based on the celebrated Derby House Commode which was supplied by Ince and Mayhew in 1774 to Edward Stanley, 11th Earl of Derby based on a design by Robert Adam (see R & J Adam, Works in Architecture, 1777, Vol.II, pl. VIII, No.1). It was intended for the Countess of Derby's Etruscan Dressing Room. Adam also designed the Earl's townhouse at 23 Grosvenor Square, London which was re-built in a classical style in 1773-4. A late Victorian copy of the Derby House commode sold Clevedon Salerooms, 12 June 2008, lot 68.
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