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    A Louis XV Gilt Bronze-Mounted Kingwood Parquetry Commode, probably Paris, 18th century
    32-5/8 x 50 x 25-1/8 inches (82.9 x 127 x 63.8 cm)

    PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE

    PROVENANCE:
    Bernard & Benjamin Steinitz Gallery, Paris;
    Acquired from the above.

    The commode in early Louis XV-style form in the manner of Mai^tre Nicolas-Jean Marchand, case displaying oversized geometric parquetry to top framed by rounded gilt bronze trim, two-over-two drawer configuration, top drawers flanking faux drawer to center, each drawer having figural satyr escutcheons, caryatid and festooned handle mounts, conforming satyr mounts to shoulders, feet, and lower demilune apron, fluted corners to front of case, raised on curved gilt bronze-mounted feet.

    Ref: Christie's, Noble and Private Collections Part I, 25 April 2017, London, King Street, Lot 194.




    Condition Report*: Lot includes three keys; Structurally sound with restorations to drawer sides and back boards; Older refinish, pleasing craquelure to veneer to top, light horizontal buckle line across width of top, warping to one backboard only visible from reverse, minor veneer patches, three areas of veneer losses to banding below one lower drawer, very minor areas of fill, uniform UV fading throughout entirety of case, presenting well with wear commensurate with age and use.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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