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The quality of the timber, which is close grained, dense mahogany, and the unusual early mounts, would point to this commode being made on a special order for a person of high standing or a rich merchant.
Mahogany was highly prized and expensive at this time. It was purchased in the Americas and used in the building of ships. Mahogany also had an added value of being very useful as ballast during the return voyages.
The shaped front and sides; unusual proportions; and the important brass ornamentation all contribute to making a superb example of regional French furniture. The weight of the timber indicates that it is made of the best Cuban mahogany.
|Height||48.50 inch||(123.19 cm)|
|Width||47.50 inch||(120.65 cm)|
|Depth||27.50 inch||(69.85 cm)|
Thomas Coulborn & Sons
64 Birmingham Road
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