BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair: 18-24 March, Duke of York Square


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Main image: THE RAGLEY HALL COMMODES A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF GEORGE III PERIOD ORMOLU-MOUNTED COROMANDEL LACQUER AND BLACK GILT-JAPANNED SERPENTINE COMMODES ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE LANGLOIS English, circa 1770 Each veneered overall with panels of Chinese incised ‘Coromandel ‘ lacquer, bordered with japanned foliate trails, the shaped top with serpentine front and sides divided into six panels of rocks, birds and flowers above a gadrooned band, one side decorated with birds and flowers in a rocky landscape, the other side with scenes of palace life, the front with a pair of serpentine-fronted doors each with a panel showing palace life with figures surrounded by a simulated trellis-pattern with rosettes, the doors enclosing two interior shelves, between keeled angles applied with gilt bronze foliate mounts, above a serpentine apron and supported by splayed feet. Height: 31 ¾in. (81cm) Width: 55in. (140 cm) Depth: 24in. (61cm)