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Apollo

Apollo

Susan Moore, "TEFAF 2015", Apollo, March 2015, p. : "Louis XV commode, 1755–60 Adrien Delorme (Master 1748–d. 1768) Amaranth, rosewood and gilded bronze Ht 86.5cm Aveline, price on request This sinuous floral marquetry commode belongs to a group of highly similar examples that feature large asymmetrical cartouche-shaped ormolu mounts on the front and echoing panels on the sides, plus spectacular drawer handles in the form of writhing dragons. They are attributed to Adrien Delorme on the basis of the signed example in the Petit Palais. Restoration has revealed that the commode bears the stamp of maître-ébéniste Pierre Roussel, which may suggests that Delorme, acting as a marchand-ébéniste, was the designer of this model while the execution was carried out by other cabinetmakers. The piece comes with a long Rothschild provenance."