Rare Mahogany Port Commode
Rare Mahogany Port Commode
Rare Mahogany Port Commode
Rare Mahogany Port Commode

Rare Mahogany Port Commode

c. 1750 to 1775 France

Offered by Thomas Coulborn & Sons

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An important and unusual bombé-shaped mahogany commode with brass embellishments from the early eighteenth century, made on the Atlantic coast of France and generally described as a “port commode”.

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)
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Thomas Coulborn & Sons

Thomas Coulborn & Sons
Vesey Manor
64 Birmingham Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B72 1QP

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