18 juillet 2009

Lost Burlington House Commodes Recovered

A Pair of George III Ormolu-mounted Satinwood and Marquetry Commodes, attributed to John Mayhew and William Ince, c.1780-85 LONDON.- The Burlington House Commodes are the only known surviving pieces of furniture from the early history of Burlington House in Piccadilly, once one of the grandest private houses in London and home to the Royal Academy of Arts since 1866. Their provenance, lost for fifty years, has recently been pieced together by Joseph Friedman, an independent fine art agent and consultant. As a result, their... [Lire la suite]