Lot 377: A TRANSITIONAL GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY PETIT-COMMODE BY GUILLAUME KEMP, CIRCA 1770 |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the later eared rectangular moulded marble top above two drawers sans traverse centred by an oval medallion with military trophies, with shaped apron, on cabriole legs with sabots; stamped G KEMP JME, with ink inscription MNLP avec le marbre
This commode is in good condition. The bronzes have been overpainted, although this can easily be remedied. The excellent marquetry is in very good condition, with the exception of two shrinking cracks on either side. Ready to place.
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Most probably purchased by Arthur Hill-Trevor, 3υrd Viscount Dungannon (1798 – 1862) for 3, Grafton Street, London;
Moved to Brynkinalt Hall, Denbighshire following his death and thence by descent.
Dimensions: 83cm. high, 83cm. wide, 51cm. deep; 2ft. 8¾in., 2ft. 8¾in., 1ft. 8in.