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A Transitional tulipwood and marquetry commode with eared breakfront brown marble top

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A Transitional tulipwood and marquetry commode with eared breakfront brown marble top, the frieze with three drawers panelled with entrelac-and-rosette above two drawers sans traverse with three panels of flower-sprays framed by foliate borders with rosette handles, the angles with neo-classical plaques on cabriole legs mounted with foliage and paw sabots, stamped RVLC JME and with the royal inventory number du No 2649 51in. wide; 34in. high; 22.5in. deep * Roger van der Cruse Lacroix, maitre in 1755. This commode was delivered by Gilles Joubert on 12 December 1771 for the use of Madame Sophie in her cabinet interieur at Versailles. In October 1789 it was sent to the Tuileries for the use of the Royal Family during their confinement to Paris. It was placed in the room before the Library in the Kings Apartments. In May 1790 it was recorded in the Kings bedroom. An almost identical commode by RVLC, one of a pair supplied by Gilles Joubert for the use of Mlle. du Barry at Versailles in 1772 and numbered 2666, was sold by private treaty by Christies to Manchester City Art Gallery

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