Lot 1039 - A182 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 21. September 2017, 10.00 AM

IMPORTANT COMMODE "AUX BUSTES DE FEMME",

French Regency/Louis XV, signed L. DE LAITRE (Louis Delaitre, maître 1738), Paris ca. 1735/45.
Tulipwood and purpleheart, in veneer and finely inlaid with reserves and decorative frieze. Front with 3 drawers, the top drawer divided in two. Exquisite matte and polished gilt bronze mounts and applications designed as female busts, Cupids, lion heads, cartouches and decorative frieze. Shaped white/red speckled marble top, repaired.
145x69x89 cm.

Provenance:
- formerly part of the Di Capua Collection, Turin.
- from a private collection, Switzerland.

An almost identical commode is depicted in: P. Verlet, La maison du XVIIIe siècle en France, Fribourg 1966; p. 156 (Fig. 111).

Literature:
- P. Kjellberg, Le mobilier français du XVIIIe siècle, Paris 1989, pp. 229 ff. (biogr. information).

CHF 18 000 / 28 000

€ 16 820 / 26 170

Sold for CHF 18 000 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.