28 novembre 2008

A very fine and rare gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black and gilt lacquer commode stamped Delorme, early Louis XV, circa 1730

A very fine and rare gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black and gilt lacquer commode stamped Delorme, early Louis XV, circa 1730 with a later moulded serpentine brèche d'alep marble top above three long drawers decorated with chinoiserie figures amongst pavilions and a river, the flared sides decorated with birds on branches with crysanthenums and rockwork, the front with gilt-bronze foliate and scrolled mounts with two ribbon-tied espangnolette female masks, the knees with c-scroll and foliate cast mounts terminating in gilt-bronze... [Lire la suite]