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About the object

England, circa 1765

A magnificent George III sabicu and kingwood ormolu mounted serpentine commode, in the French taste, attributed to Henry Hill of Marlborough.

The serpentine top cross-banded with kingwood and a kingwood moulded border frame around central panels of book-matched sabicu veneers, above three graduated serpentine drawers similar veneered in sabicu with kingwood detailing and cross-banding.

Each drawer with its original ormolu foliate handles; the leading corners of the commode similarly mounted in outstanding ormolu corner mounts leading down to scrolls on the outswept feet.

Superb colour throughout.

Provenance

Private Collection, USA

Dimensions

Height: 34.65 in (88 cm), Width: 57.09 in (145 cm), Depth: 24.02 in (61 cm)

Stock number

I09.118