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Two pairs of Italian gilt-bronze-mounted kingwood, tulipwood and parquetry commodes, Neapolitan

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  • 2010-07-06
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Two pairs of Italian gilt-bronze-mounted brèche violette marble topped kingwood, tulipwood and parquetry commodes, in the Régence manner, Neapolitan
second quarter 18th century, The larger pair:
Each of gentle serpentine form with a moulded brèche violette marble top above two long drawers, the upper drawer fitted with four short and one long drawer and three pigeon holes inlaid with herringbone parquetry within fruitwood banding with eagle's head handles, the escutcheons cast with stylised scallopshells, c-scrolls and foliage, the corner mounts cast with a female mask in a feathered headdress above a grotesque mask amongst rocaille and scrolls above trails of husks, with a handle on each quarter-veneered side above a shaped apron applied with a c-scroll and scallopshell cast mount flanked by scrolls and foliage, each knee with a grotesque mask, on claw and ball feet, the whole inlaid with parquetry; marble tops restored the smaller pair:
Each of gentle serpentine form with moulded brèche violette marble tops above two serpentine drawers and serpentine sides, with eagle's head handles, the escutcheons cast with stylised scallopshells, c-scrolls and foliage, the corner mounts cast with a female mask in a feathered headdress above a grotesque mask amongst rocaille and scrolls above trails of husks, with a handle on each side above a shaped apron, each knee with a grotesque mask on claw and ball feet, the whole inlaid with parquetry  
Larger pair : one 95cm. high, 131cm. wide, 66cm. deep; the other: 94cm. high, 131cm. wide, 66cm. deep; 3ft.1in., 4ft.3in., 2ft.1½in., 3ft.½in., 4ft.3in., 2ft.1½in.; smaller pair each: 89cm. high, 91cm. wide, 48cm. deep; 2ft.10½in., 2ft.11in., 1ft.6¼in.

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