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This fine, gilt-bronze mounted, mahogany veneered commode is of restrained neo-classical design in the manner of the important ébéniste du roi, Jean-Henri Riesener.
The commode is of rectilinear form and has a shallow breakfront blue turquin marble top with canted corners, above a fluted husk-filled frieze, flanked by two small drawers. Below are two long drawers with elaborate, foliate and cherub cast escutcheons, acanthus handles, and a shaped apron centred by a fine scrolling and fronded acanthus mount. The angles are headed by finely cast gilt-bronze figural mounts of female herms and the commode raised on scrolling acanthus cast feet.
The highly sculptural gilt-bronze figural mounts to the angles, depicting laurel crowned female herm figures, feature on a number of important works by Riesener, including a commode now in the collection of the Hillwood Museum, Washington, DC. and a commode made for Louis XVI’s Chambre du Roi at Versailles, now in the Royal Collection.
|Height||93.00 cm||(36.61 inches)|
|Width||151.00 cm||(59.45 inches)|
|Depth||65.00 cm||(25.59 inches)|