Outstanding French Louis XV furniture piece – Commode Paris 1750.
The cabinetmaker used rosewood and kingwood veneer and marquetry for this beautiful chest of drawers or commode.
It was the era of Louis XIV when commodes emerged as fashionable items. These new furniture pieces used two to four drawers, effectively replacing chests.
As commodes grew in popularity, so did the marble tops that topped them. The marble copied the shape of the furniture’s body, whether it was straight or curved.
These fashionable new items included drawers of different sizes. Some had two larger ones on the bottom of the piece while others had one or two smaller ones at the top.
Details about this commode
In our case the commode is divided by a total of four drawers, two larger ones on the lower part and two smaller ones on the top. It has its original marble top and the superb original bronze fittings, composed of acanthus leaves, flowers and rocailles.
This is a wonderful example of the exquisite craftsmanship of the 18th century Rococo Style cabinetmakers.
Please also read the article in our blog about the history of Louis XV furniture.
It comes refinished and French polished. It measures 33.47 x 38.9 x 20.08 inches.
The commode ships from Germany and includes shipping to Boston.
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