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18th Century Exceptional French Commode

France  –  Circa 1780

DIMENSIONS:
32.5 in.H x 44 in.W x 22.75 in.D
83 cmH x 112 cmW x 58 cmD

A truly unique French transition period commode with four drawers. From the front there is a thin top Drawer next a “False Drawer” and below it a full size drawer. The sides of the commode each have a drawer which fill the space (depth, width and height) of the false drawer.
Exceptional bronze doré “Ormoulu”
The front of the commode is slightly “Arbalette”
Marquetry of tulip wood (bois de rose in French) inlaid in “aile de on Oak with a Pine Back. papillon” shape (butterfly aisle) with a very good French polish
The Marble Top is a light French Languedoc
finely “Chantourne” bottom crossbar.

OF THE PERIOD: Louis XV
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1765
PERIOD: Late 18th Century
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Marquetry Tulip wood, Marble, Oak, Ormolu
CONDITION: Good. There have been repairs to the Veneer, French Polish is Perfect. For its age in very good condition.
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
DIMENSIONS:
32.5 in.H x 44 in.W x 22.75 in.D
83 cmH x 112 cmW x 58 cmD