commode

furniture maker: unknown

circa 1770
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Description
commode, moulded breakfront, transitional, breche violette marble top above two long drawers, each with an inlaid basket of flowers and classical urns, canted pilasters with gilt-metal clasps, serpentine sides, on tall cabriole legs. Kingwood and marquetry on pine and oak carcass with pine drawer linings. Serpentine shape, marquetry veneer, rouge royale marble top cabriole legs. Commode of transitional form with shallow breakfront and cabriole legs. Fitted with two deep drawers the fronts of which are decorated with marquetry panels; these panels are in the form of oval reserves (to either side) within which are vases of flowers and a central basket of flowers within a shaped panel. The sides of the commode are inlaid with classical urns. Canted corners with applied brass capitals, ring-pull handles and back plates and a cast, ribboned keyhole escutcheon. Rouge royal marble top. The moulded breakfront breche violette marble top above two long drawers, each with an inlaid basket of flowers and classical urns, canted pilasters with gilt metal clasps, serpentine sides, on tall cabriole legs. transitional pieces of furniture bridge the stylistic periods of Rococo to Neoclassical where the curvy lines start to straighten out.
Maker and role
furniture maker: unknown
Production place
France
Production date
circa 1770
Media description
Kingwood, oak, marquetry, breche violette marble, brass
Measurements
850 x 1248 x 635 mm
Measurement details
height: 850mm
width: 1248mm
depth: 635mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
Accession number
A0006
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