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About the object

With Breche d’Alep marble top above a central frieze drawer inlaid with arches above two trellis veneered drawers decorated sans-traverses, fitted with ring dropped handles and ribbon-tied key hole escutcheons, the curved mirrored-back sides with three shelves, each surmounted by a pierced gallery, on stripe veneered circular tapering legs.

This commode relates to pieces supplied by the celebrated marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre (d 1796) who retailed objets de luxe to the French court and, after the revolution, to the English nobility. A commode stamped Schey, with the same lunette inlaid frieze, identical corner and handle mounts and escutcheons and the same gilt-bronze panelling was sold by Renard & Sons, Bealieu sur Mer 2003.

Fidelis Schey received master in 1777.

Provenance:

Poundisford Park, Taunton, Somerset.

Illustrated in the Georgian Dining room in 1934

Reference:

The guide to Period styles for interiors from the 17th Century to the present, second edition by Judith Gura. Page 91

The World of Interiors October 2003 p 244 illustrates an almost identical commode at the Castello di Masino home for centuries to the Valpergas family who claimed descent from Italy’s first King.

 

Dimensions

60 x 25 x 35.5 in (153 x 64 x 90 cm)