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Fine George II Bachelor's Chest of Drawers with good proportions and wonderful color and patination.  The top having a moulded edge with re-entrant corners, above a writing slide and four graduated drawers and retaining the original bracket feet. Handles replaced.  English circa 1750
Fine Louis XV Style Serpentine Chinoiserie Chest of Drawers, japanned in silver and gold with overall decoration of figural and landscape scenes on a black ground, with three drawers and brass drop handles on splayed tapering feet. Italian circa 1950
Tibetan Carved and Painted Wood Trunk of trapezoidal form with slightly sloping sides, the rectangular central reserve decorated in azurite mineral blue and gold leaf on a black ground with a paradise world ruled over by a King seated on an elaborate phoenix throne in a mythical landscape with 15 jewel bearing attendants, a pair of deer, birds, an elephant and a horse bearing jewels; there are mythical snow lions and a dragon to each of the four corner spandrels.  The top carved on all four sides with an overlapping flap in imitation of a leather trunk and decorated with zeeba masks in textured white and gold leaf at the top center and wrapping around the top corners, with applied decorative metal strapwork throughout. Original fine decoration and surface. Tibet, 18th Century
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Height: 29
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.<br><br> 
Attributed to the cabinetmakers Wright & Elwick. 

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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

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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.
Very Fine Small Chippendale Period Mahogany Chest on Chest of having a broken architectural pediment with two rows of dentil carviing,the top section with two short and three long graduated cockbeaded drawers, the lower section with three long graduated cockbeaded drawers, on shaped ogee bracket feet, retaining the original locks and handles. English circa 1760
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