An 18th Century Louis XVI Period Fruitwood Commode
An 18th Century Louis XVI Period Fruitwood Commode
An 18th Century Louis XVI Period Fruitwood Commode
An 18th Century Louis XVI Period Fruitwood Commode
An 18th Century Louis XVI Period Fruitwood Commode
An 18th Century Louis XVI Period Fruitwood Commode

An 18th Century Louis XVI Period Fruitwood Commode

c. 1790 France

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A charming late 18th century fruitwood commode in the Classical manner, the cleated top above three drawers each mounted with lion mask handles, the whole piece raised on square tapering feet.

This piece was made at the end of the reign of Louis XVI, who was executed in 1793. The pure form of this piece dates it to the time of the French Revolution when form became more restrained as a reaction against the excesses of the Rococo Period in furniture design.

(The lion mask handles on the bottom drawer differ very slightly in design from those on the two upper drawers.)
Dimensions
Height 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
Width 42.00 inch (106.68 cm)
Depth 21.50 inch (54.61 cm)
Stock Code
0423
Medium
Fruitwood
Timothy Langston

Timothy Langston
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