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The Lichtenberg Rococo commodes

A set of four Danish Rococo commodes, walnut and giltwood with gilt bronze handles and key plates, carved giltwood corner ornaments of which some are later, all with original sledge feet, later tops of brown and white marble. C. 1760. H. 102 cm. W. 99 cm. D. 62 cm. (4)

Literature: The National Museum's scientific investigations of the inventory at Bidstrup, 1952. The investigation was led by museum inspector Tove Clemmesen with Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott, stud mag. Helle Tobiesen and photographer Niels Elswing, National Museum, as employees.

“The Danish rococo bureau with the Lichtenberg coat of arms on the top piece and the four accompanying chests of drawers are without any kind of cabinetmaker signature, however, there is much evidence that both the bureau and the four chests of drawers were made by the Copenhagen court cabinetmaker Mathias Ortmann (master 1727, died 1757). The chests of drawers are numbered on the back with painted black numbers no.1 to no.4 and the bureau no.5.”

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