Fine and very Parisian Louis Philippe period commode with a bookmatched flamed mahogany veneer on oak. Original handsome Sainte-Anne marble top with round edges. Featuring four fitted long drawers with brass keyholes for three of them. The one under the marble top so called “secret” drawer. Resting on four short feet, the two in front being rounded.
Louis Philippe style was purposely linear and restraint providing robustness and fonctionnality. It never had gilded bronze decoration.
This particular commode comes from a family in Nice who had it since mid 19th Century.
OF THE PERIOD: Louis Philippe
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1840
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Venee rMahogany, Marble, Oak
CONDITION: Good. There are some tiny chips in the Veneer at the bottom, their is some age to the French Polish and the usual crack on the side. .
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
35.5 in.H x 51 in.W x 23 in.D
90 cmH x 130 cmW x 58 cmD