A Late 18th Century Mahogany Commode or Chest of Drawers

A Late 18th Century Mahogany Commode or Chest of Drawers

c. 1790 France

Offered by Timothy Langston

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A 19th century two drawer commode, the shaped grey marble top set upon a mahogany veneered chest of two long drawers with brass beaded panels, escutcheons, and ring handles, between stop-fluted columnar sides with ormolu mounts, all raised upon turned tapering legs terminating in brass sabots.

This commode has a Classical purity of form: the only decoration is architectural, such as the ormolu foliate stop-fluting and medallion handles. This piece would have been placed most probably under a large mirror or important painting, thus providing a visual anchor in a grand room setting. Louis XVI commodes also work well in modern settings, as eye-catchers, adding gravitas to contemporary schemes.
Dimensions
Height 34.50 inch (87.63 cm)
Width 51.00 inch (129.54 cm)
Depth 20.25 inch (51.43 cm)
Stock Code
0549
Medium
Mahogany
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