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    A Very Fine Louis XV-Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Parquetry Two-Drawer Commode, after Charles Cressent, 19th century
    Marks to reverse case: B. BAADMAN
    36-1/2 h x 58-1/4 w x 25-1/2 d inches (92.7 x 148.0 x 64.8 cm)

    The original model of this commode was made by Charles Cressent in 1739 for King Louis XV's bedroom, in the Château de La Muette, and currently resides in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

    The commode of serpentine form having white marble top with black and gray striations, geometric parquetry throughout case, shoulders with gilt bronze scroll, shell, and foliate mounts, lush scroll and rose swags adorning two drawers and lower apron, case sides and legs with intertwined leafy reeds, raised on four figured paw feet.

    The original model of this commode was made by Charles Cressent in 1739 for King Louis XV's bedroom, in the Château de La Muette, and is currently installed in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.

    Condition Report*: Very minor veneer restorations to extreme corners of lower drawer, minor age-related cracking to veneer to right side of case, two small missing pieces of veneer to upper apron to side and front, minor areas of professional veneer restoration, possible restoration to veener underneath front apron and upper corners of interior legs, some mounts with a professional fresh period-correct gilding, presenting very well as a handsome example rivaling the quality of an original Cressent. Lot is without key.
    *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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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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