An important commode, possibly by Giles Grendey. England, circa 1735.
Of black lacquer. The serpentine fronted top with moulded edge with stylized foliate decoration centred by an oriental scene inside a decorative border flanked by oriental figures, the top above two conforming doors to the front with chinoiserie decoration within a diaper pattern border flanked by serpentine-fronted single doors each depicting an oriental figure within a diaper pattern border, the central doors opening to reveal an interior fitted with serpentine fronted shelves each with a moulded edge, the side doors opening to reveal four serpentine fronted drawers, each drawer decorated with oriental scenes, with replaced brass drop handles, the whole above a moulded edge with stylized decoration above six bracket feet joined by a continuous serpentine apron with stylized foliate decoration. Height : 36.00 cm. Width : 46.75 cm. Depth : 26.25 cm - Price on application.
Note: This magnificent commode of unusual four door sepentine form seems likely to be the work of the celebrated master of lacquer furniture Giles Grendey (1693-1780).
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