Louis XIV Style Kingwood and Fruitwood Marquetry Gilt Metal Mounted 3 Drawer Commode c. Late 19th Century, France

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  • Louis XIV Style Kingwood and Fruitwood Marquetry Gilt Metal Mounted 3 Drawer Commode
  • Louis XIV Style Kingwood and Fruitwood Marquetry Gilt Metal Mounted 3 Drawer Commode
  • Louis XIV Style Kingwood and Fruitwood Marquetry Gilt Metal Mounted 3 Drawer Commode

Description

The front, sides and legs of the commode are entirely veneered with a complicated parquetry pattern, in kingwood. The top having a circle of 12 sectors and the sides a circle of 8 sectors each. The commode has three long drawers enclosed in two medium rectangular and one small centre square gilt brass frames with matching decorative escutcheons of a scalloped shell rising up and flanked by the smiling heads of women between them.  Four very distinctive stepped out sides with gilt lion’s paw at their bases with a single rosette at their tops. The drawer handles are twisted, with an acorn drop. Each is attached to the commode via two rosettes.  

Materials:
Softwood carcase and drawers, kingwood veneers, gilt-brass mounts, 
The commode has a softwood carcase, and is built as a dovetail box. the case back is softwood planks  

Object History Note
: The commode was clearly made in an important Parisian workshop, as evidenced by the fineness of its construction, marquetry and mounts.
 

Historical Context Note:
This commode is a very fine example with a traditional marquetry top. The geometrical decoration on the commode would also have been high fashion in the early 18th century representing a trend away from floral marquetry. 
 

Dimensions: H 85cm x W 136cm x D 68cm

Price: $28,000.00

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