The Doria Commode, ca. 1737

  • Lorenzo de Ferrari, Italian, 1680-1744
  • Bartolomeo Steccone, Italian, died 1739

Tempera and oil painted decoration, carved walnut decoration, original carved spanish red broccatello marble top

  • Framed: Overall: 35 13/16 × 53 9/16 × 20 7/8 inches (91 × 136 × 53 cm)

Museum Purchase, Jill Ford Murray Fund, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, and funds from The Visiting Committee for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts in honor of Joanne Brodie, VCESDA Chair 2012-18

2018.32

On View

  • European: Grand Tour of Italy-Venice

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Mythology
  • Bombé
  • Scrollwork
  • Late baroque
  • Figures (representations)
  • Commode (chest of drawers)
  • Metamorphoses

Provenance

(L&L Fine Art Ltd.); 2018-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Poggi, Vittorio, L. A. Cervetto, and G. B. Villa, eds. Catalogo degli oggetti componenti la Mostra d’Arte Antica aperta nelle sale del Palazzo Bianco destinato a sede del nuovo museo civico. Exh. cat., Palazzo Bianco. Genoa, 1892, p. 123, no. 29. Doria, Ludovica. Grandi e piccole dimore liguri. Milan, 1969, pp. 40–41 (ill.). Owens, Mitchell. “The Best Booths at TEFAF Maastricht.” Architectural Digest (March 14, 2018): https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/the-best-booths-at-tefaf-maastricht [accessed December 20, 2018] Owens, Mitchell. “A Stunning 1730s Baroque Chest of Drawers Takes Center Stage at TEFAF Maastricht.” Architectural Digest (March 14, 2018): https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/1730s-baroque-chest-of-drawers-takes-center-stage-at-tefaf-maastricht [accessed December 20, 2018] Mouquin, Sophie, with Agnès Bos and Salima Hellal. Les arts décoratifs en Europe. Paris, 2020, p. 331, no. 337 (ill.).

Rights Status

designed and painted by Lorenzo de Ferrari; Bartolomeo Steccone, The Doria Commode, ca. 1737, tempera and oil painted decoration, carved walnut decoration, original carved Spanish red broccatello marble top. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Jill Ford Murray Fund, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, and funds from The Visiting Committee for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts in honor of Joanne Brodie, VCESDA Chair 2012-18, 2018.32.