George III carved mahogany serpentine commode
George III carved mahogany serpentine commode
George III carved mahogany serpentine commode
George III carved mahogany serpentine commode
George III carved mahogany serpentine commode
George III carved mahogany serpentine commode

George III carved mahogany serpentine commode

c. 1765 England

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A superb George III carved mahogany serpentine compact commode, retaining excellent original patina and colour. The solid Cuban mahogany serpentine top with carved rosette and link edge, re-entrant front corners and surmounted by a very fine gadrooned bead. Below a retractable brushing slide, over four long graduated, oak lined drawers fitted with brass swan neck handles and beaded keyhole escutcheons. The drawers are bordered by a full height canted corners columns, with a floral carved out-stepped hip section and blind fretwork below. The commode has a further rosette and link carving around the circumference and it stands on shaped and canted bracket feet. The fine overall quality is emphasised by the particularly good carving executed throughout.

This commode almost certainly made by a top London maker of the day. The crispness and incredible detail obtained by the carver, particularly to the upper gadrooned edge, is highly indicative of a highly skilled workshop.
Excellent. Minor restorations of chipped veneers, waxing. Handles and feet apparently original.
The collection of Benjamin F Edwards III, St Louis, Missouri.
Benjamin Edwards III was the fifth direct descendent to head the firm of A G Edwards & Co, an American financial services holding company, which was founded by his grandfather in 1887. Ben’s enthusiasm for Georgian furniture broadened into a fascination with English silver and brass. Ben Edwards, despite shrugging off pretensions to connoisseurship, was to become one of his era’s greatest collectors.
English, George III, circa 1765
Dimensions
Height 33.25 inch (84.45 cm)
Width 36.00 inch (91.44 cm)
Depth 19.00 inch (48.26 cm)
Stock Code
2190
Medium
Mahogany
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