A North Italian Neoclassical Marquetry Commode
Attributed to Giovanni Maffezzoli (1776-1818), Late 18th Century
with an inset Siena marble top, the molded cornice inlaid to show dentiled and beaded bands, the case fitted with three long drawers inlaid to show Classical ruins within ribbon-tied floral borders and flanked by columnar pilasters with Ionic capitals, each side fitted with a door similarly inlaid to show Classical and Gothic structures and released by a spring mechanism, raised on foliate carved toupie feet.
Height 37 1/2 x width 48 3/8 x depth 23 5/8 inches.
Sold Sotheby's New York, December 13, 2003, Lot 94