Description: à deux vantaux, the moulded white marble top above three frieze drawers centered by a lion mask escutcheon, above two panelled doors opening to six drawers, flanked by fluted and columnar uprights, the front and sides decorated with gilt-bronze roundels cast with bacchanal scenes
Dimensions: 94cm. high, 182cm. wide, 73cm. deep; 3ft. 1in., 5ft. 11¾in., 2ft. 4¾in.
Condition Report: This impressive commode is in good original condition. The bronzes are slightly tarnished, and would greatly benefit from cleaning. There are three losses to the veneer of the upper-left front drawer, and the mahogany displays areas with some light discolouration, most notably to the left return. An excellent piece of lovely quality.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Provenance: Purchased by Henry Isaac Butterfield (1819 – 1910) for Cliffe Castle, Yorkshire;
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By descent to his grand-daughter Marie-Louise Roosevelt Pierrepont (née Butterfield), Countess Manvers (1889 – 1984), whereupon moved to Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire in 1943;
Thence by descent.