A Late 18th Century Directoire Period Mahogany Commode
A Late 18th Century Directoire Period Mahogany Commode
A Late 18th Century Directoire Period Mahogany Commode

A Late 18th Century Directoire Period Mahogany Commode

c. 1795 France

Offered by Timothy Langston

£4,500 gbp
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A finely figured late 18th century Directoire Period mahogany commode of generous proportions, the overhanging top above three short panelled drawers with medallion brass plates above two long drawers of the same, all set between fluted column ends and raised upon turned tapering feet with brass caps.

Directoire furniture is far more restrained than pieces from the previous Louis XVI style. It features less elaborate ornamentation and generally embraces a purer Classical decoration. This can be seen, for example, in the unadorned fluted columns extending vertically on either side of the piece.

The rich colour of the wood lends a certain grandeur and weight to the commode. The medallion brass handles and lock escutcheons create a contrast adding further gravitas to the piece.
Dimensions
Height 34.00 inch (86.36 cm)
Width 54.00 inch (137.16 cm)
Depth 24.75 inch (62.86 cm)
Stock Code
0718
Medium
Wood
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