A satinwood, sycamore and harewood marquetry demi-lune commode in the manner of William Gates
Lot 226
A satinwood, sycamore and harewood marquetry demi-lune commode in the manner of William Gates
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,000) inc. premium

Lot Details
A satinwood, sycamore and harewood marquetry demi-lune commode
in the manner of William Gates
The shaped top with large central inlaid conch shell and riband tied swagged bellflowers, with pendant portrait medallion, within a running dog and banded frieze above three doors inlaid with oval panels centred by twin-handled classical urns, the central door enclosing three drawers, the side doors each enclosing a shelf on square tapering legs and spade feet, parts George III and later, 114cm wide, 50cm deep, 87cm high (44.5" wide, 19.5" deep, 34" high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Trerice Manor, Newquay, Cornwall.
    Sold in the sale of the house sale contents by Knight, Frank & Rutley, 15th September 1953, lot 62.
    Purchased by the current owner on the 19th December 1962 for £450.

    A pair of commodes of similar design, but with four doors instead of three is in the Royal Collection. They were made by William Gate in 1781 for the Prince of Wales.

    A very closely related shell motif appears on a sabicu and marquetry tray attributed to Gillows and sold Christie's, 8th June 2006, lot 66. The tray related to a design from Gillows of Lancaster's Estimate Sketch Books for 1790 and was supplied to W.Fielden of Blackburn, Lancashire.
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