We were recently able to purchase several outstanding pieces from the estate of fashion icon, Oleg Cassini.
The path to purchase was not easy with the sale being held in the Hamptons on Long Island at his mansion after ten years of family litigation. All items had to be removed within three business days of purchase or would be forfeited, no exceptions. For us, this resulted in a very expensive four leg shipping with three moving companies.
However, we are now able to offer, among other things, an exceptional 18th century Regence commode from the collection. This is a fine example and signed (with his stamp) by G. Schwing Kenz, who was active from 1725-1760.
The commode is veneered in exotic king-wood and tulipwood with gilt bronze ormolu mounts of high quality. The bowfront form is above bracket feet and rests below a substantial marble top with a molded edge. H. 34+”,w 45.5″, d. 24″.
Previously sold at Sotheby’s New York, on September 26th, 1987.