A fine French early 20th century mahogany, fruitwood marquetry and gilt bronze mounted commode in the Louis XVI style, after the original by Jean-Henri Reisener

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Lot 12TP
A fine French early 20th century mahogany, fruitwood marquetry and gilt bronze mounted commode in the Louis XVI style, after the original by Jean-Henri Reisener

Sold for £ 47,562 (US$ 62,563) inc. premium
A fine French early 20th century mahogany, fruitwood marquetry and gilt bronze mounted commode in the Louis XVI style, after the original by Jean-Henri Reisener
The breakfront marble top above two drawers flanked by a cupboard centred by a martial trophy and opening to reveal a shelf and four sculptural gilt bronze mounts depicting a pair of classically robed maidens, a Roman centurion and Hercules, profusely inlaid with geometric side panels and a central floral still life, 201.5cm wide x 79.5cm deep x 98cm high, (79in wide x 31in deep x 38 1/2in high)

Footnotes

  • The original commode was made in 1775 by J.H. Riesener for Louis XVI's bedroom at Versailles. The commode's central panel was inlaid with the ciphers of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, which, after 1789 was replaced with a pastoral scene as on the offered lot. The original commode is now in the Musée Condé, Château de Chantilly.

    A very similar commode was sold by Bonhams, San Francisco, The Collector's Cabinet; European Furniture and Decorative Arts, 18 May 2015 lot 1357.

    Another very similar commode sold at Christie's, New York, 500 Years Decorative Arts Europe, 17 and 18 October 2012, lot 159.
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A fine French early 20th century mahogany, fruitwood marquetry and gilt bronze mounted commode in the Louis XVI style, after the original by Jean-Henri Reisener
A fine French early 20th century mahogany, fruitwood marquetry and gilt bronze mounted commode in the Louis XVI style, after the original by Jean-Henri Reisener
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