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Woods used are quarter veneered kingwood, with bois de violette cross banding; of breakfront form, with gently incurved ends, rising from restrained cabriole legs to a shaped apron: three doors in the carcase with shelved interiors, and atop, a brecciated marble with a thumbnail moulded edge. Extensively mounted with very well cast and chased gilt bronze mounts, the apron having a female mask, the angles with female caryatids and floral sabots elsewhere, the hand painted Verte de Sevres Paris plaques depicting exotic birds, cherubs and swags have bronze cartouches. Bearing the makers label, Town and Emanuel to the reverse of one; stamped by the makers on both commodes, and a later retailers stamp, Edwards and Roberts.
Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century.
They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist.
Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp.
|Height||102.00 cm||(40.16 inches)|
|Width||163.50 cm||(64.37 inches)|
|Depth||50.00 cm||(19.69 inches)|