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Lot 1235Tuesday 11 Feb, 2014 - 10.00am
A 19th Century Continental kingwood and amboyna commode of Louis XV design, the whole of serpentine and bombe outline with grey mottled marble slab to top with moulded edge, fitted three long drawers, the drawer fronts inlaid with panels of amboyna and also inlaid with kingwood crossbanding and stringing, the side panels inlaid with kingwood and wide banding, the drawer fronts with cast brass leaf and floral handles and scroll mounts to front supports, on square splayed front legs, 51ins wide x 23.75ins deep x 33ins high (surface re-French polished and with veneer missing and lifting in places and polish extensively marked) Provenance : The Princess Philippine De Merode, removed from Chateau La Briserie, near Mons, region of Hainault, Belgium, and thence by family descent