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    A LOUIS XVI STYLE INLAID KINGWOOD COMMODE WITH GILT BRONZE MOUNTS
    Circa 1900
    34-3/4 x 46 x 24 inches (88.3 x 116.8 x 61.0 cm)

    The two drawer commode with fruitwood inlay in a diaper pattern to drawers and sides within gilt bronze frame, shaped apron with masked and draped mount, gilt bronze guilloche band at top, on cabriole legs with acanthus leaf at knee extending to claw foot, rosso antico marble top

    This example is a copy of a commode in the collection of the Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris, made by Roger Vandercruse, called Lacroix, who was the brother-in-law of Jean-Francois Oeben. The form of this commode is based on a model originating from the early 1760's associated with the Oeben workshop, but which Vandercruse continued to produce to orders placed by Gilles Joubert, who was cabinetmaker to the King from 1763.


    Condition Report*: Crazing of  entire surface not easily seen in high resolution images, some loss of gilding to bronzes, nicks and surface scratches commensurate with age, chip to front edge and restoration to marble top. 
    *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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    February, 2012
    7th Tuesday
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