A mid 19th century French kingwood parquetry and gilt bronze mounted Commode after the model by Gaudreaus

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Lot 308
A mid 19th century French kingwood parquetry and gilt bronze mounted Commode
after the model by Gaudreaus

Sold for £ 38,400 (US$ 49,776) inc. premium
A mid 19th century French kingwood parquetry and gilt bronze mounted Commode
after the model by Gaudreaus
of arc-en-arbalette outline, the brèche violette moulded marble top above a central espagnolette mask mount flanked by two short drawers to each side applied with scrolling leaves, above a shaped apron flanked by shell and scrolling leaf cast angles trailing to cabriole legs applied with gilt-bronze scrolling sabots, 186cm wide, 72cm deep, 97cm high

Footnotes

  • Purchased: Phillips, London, The Sydney Duckitt Collection, 7th April 1993, Lot 26.

    The reverse of the commode is inscribed with the sale date 20/3/69 and lot 92, which probably relates to a Fine French and Continental Furniture sale, Christie's, London, which was held on that day.

    The original model of this commode is in The Wallace Collection, London (F85), and has now been firmly attributed to Antoine-Robert Gaudreaus (c.1682-1746, maître in 1708) and dated 1735-40. See P.Hughes, The Wallace Collection Catalogue of Furniture II, 1996, pp.847-853.
A mid 19th century French kingwood parquetry and gilt bronze mounted Commode after the model by Gaudreaus
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