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Commode

Pallisandre and fruit woods. Marquetry; ormolu mounts in manner of Thomire. Vertical diaper pattern on 3 sides and horizontal ormulu quilloche in openwork on top drawers; wreath drawer pulls. Ormolu plaque on center depicts sacrifice of cupid and Medusa (possibly after Clodion).

Marks

Stamped 'J. Dautriche' and 'JME'

Provenance

According to 1968 note (by Hanns Swarzenski), this commode was formely in the collection of Oscar Bondy, Vienna, and was sold by Blumka to Jack Linsky.

Credit Line

Gift of Jack Linsky

French, about 1760–1770

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

67.1192

Medium or Technique

Tulipwood, amaranthe, holly, sycamore (?) stained green; gilt bronze mounts, marble

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture