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    Louis XVI style gilt bronze tulipwood and bois satine marquetry inlaid commode. UPDATE: THIS MADE 28,000 AT HAMMER

    After a model by Jean Henri Riesener this Louis XVI style gilt bronze tulipwood and bois marquetry inlaid commode with breccia marble top is the most expensively estimated lot at Sheppard’s Gentleman’s Library sale in Durrow on October 27. Dated to the last quarter of the 19th century it is stamped G Durand (Gervais Maximilien Eugene Durand) and estimated at €15,000-€20,000.  The auction offers 367 lots from the Smithwick collection and other clients. Among them is a folder of 24 Qing watercolours, a set of eight Qing watercolours, a portrait of James FitzJames Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde attributed to Sir Godfrey Kneller, an 18th century library pole and a pair of c1800 Howdah flintlock pistols by Charles Moore of London. The catalogue is online.

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