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A MAGNIFICENT GEORGE III DEMI-LUNE MARQUETRY COMMODE ATTRIBUTED TO MAYHEW AND INCE (4488801)
c. 1775 England
Offered by Ronald Phillips Ltd
This commode is an exciting discovery, being the lost companion piece from an extremely important pair designed in the most refined neoclassical Etruscan taste and attributed to the fashionable cabinet-makers John Mayhew (d. 1811) and William Ince (1758/9–1804), who supplied many of the great collectors of their day and ranked the King, the Duke of Manchester, the Earl of Coventry and the Earl of Kerry among their distinguished royal and aristocratic clients. The companion to this commode was formerly in the celebrated collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tritton that was assembled during the 1930s at Godmersham Park, Kent.
The fashion for Etruscan decoration, with its linearity and browns, oranges and blacks, was started by Robert Adam (1728–1792), who was heavily influenced by the designs of published vases in the famous collection of Sir William Hamilton. So it is interesting that it was for such an interior that Adam designed one of his most extravagant pieces of furniture, a commode, which was supplied to the Countess of Derby’s dressing room at Derby House, London, in 1775.
Price: £100,000 +
pp. 275–82, illus. 18.
F.L. Hinckley, ‘Hepplewhite, Sheraton & Regency Furniture’, New York 1987, p. 209, ill. 348.
|Height||84.50 cm||(33.27 inches)|
|Width||109.00 cm||(42.91 inches)|
|Depth||61.00 cm||(24.02 inches)|