A Very Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Lacquer Commode

A Very Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Lacquer Commode

c. 1870 France

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A Very Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Lacquer and Ebony Veneered Commode.

This fine commode has a shallow breakfront marble top above a frieze finely cast with gilt-bronze vitruvian scrolls. Below are two cupboard doors with gilt-bronze frames, inset with fine Japanese lacquer panels, depicting stylised landscape. The cupboard doors are flanked to each side by a pair of open encoignure ends with , marble shelves and mirrored back panels. The commode is raised on tapering legs with gilt bronze caps.

The design inspiration for this fine commode was the famous Commode à l'Anglaise, supplied between 1775 and 1780 together with a pair of matching lacquer consoles, by the famous ébéniste Martin Carlin, for the Marquise de Brunoy.

Seized at the time of the Revolution, the commode was separated from the consoles in 1802, when it was moved to the grand salon of the Premier Consul's apartment at the Palais de St. Cloud. It remained at St. Cloud until 1870, when it was transferred from the Mobilier National to the Louvre, where it remains (Inv.OA5472). The pair of consoles are today in the Petit Trianon.
Height 99.00 cm (38.98 inches)
Width 176.00 cm (69.29 inches)
Depth 51.00 cm (20.08 inches)
Stock Code
Lacquer Panels, Ebony Veneer, Gilt-Bronze
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