A HIGHLY IMPORTANT PAIR OF GEORGE III GILT-METAL-MOUNTED COROMANDEL LACQUER VENEERED AND JAPANNED COMMODES ATTRIBUTED TO PIERRE LANGLOISCIRCA 1765

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Of serpentine form, the tops veneered with small coromandel panels variously decorated with rockwork with floweringplants and foliage within black-japanned borders decoratedin gold with trailing leaves and flowers, and with a gilt-metal gadrooned molded edge, the two conforming doors belowveneered with coromandel panels decorated in polychromewith incised oriental scenes depicting various figures of ladiesand children within the courtyards of large pavilions within gilt-metalmoldings framed by trellis and flowerhead patternborders, opening to japanned interiors each fitted with six laterdrawers above shaped and molded corners continuing tosplayed feet and a shaped apron all japanned in black withtrailing flowers and foliage, the sides similarly veneered withcoromandel lacquer panels variously decorated with pavilionscenes and rockwork with flowering trees and birds, formerlymounted with gilt-metal sabots and chutes.