Very Fine George III Ormolu Mounted Mahogany Commode, having a moulded rectangular bowed center above three graduated cockbeaded drawers above the arched center, flanked on either side by a shaped paneled door and short drawer mounted with gilt bronze rococo handles cast with foliage and cabochons, on plinth bases.
Attributed to the cabinetmakers Wright & Elwick.
Provenance: Charles, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (d.1782) thence by descent The Earl Fitzwilliam, Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire. Christie's London Christie's, King Street on November 18, 1982, Lot No. 174. The entry stated this is the same commode that sold at Christie's July 15, 1948 Lot No. 110
Literature: F. Lewis Hinckley, 'A Directory of Queen Anne, Early Georgian and Chippendale Furniture', 1971, p. 238, illus. 429. F. Lewis Hinckley, 'Metropolitan Furniture of the Georgian Years', 1987, p. 123, illus. 192.
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