Stunning Louis XVI Style French Chinoiserie Commode.
(The earliest appearance of a Chinoiserie interior scheme was in The Grand Trianon’s Trianon de porcelaine, built for Louis XIV at Versailles in 1670. The vast porcelain pavilion was designed by architect Louis Le Vau. The style became highly popular among the nobility and aristocracy, and it was rare to find a house without Chinese-influenced, exuberantly-styled rooms. They were often combined with French toile, surface decorations repeated on cloth fabrics)
This Commode is of a Bombe Shape.
Standing on Swept Legs With Ormolu Mounted Toes.
The Oak Lined Drawers are Decorated in Typical Chinese Design with Ormolu Handles. Mounts and Escutcheons.
The Sides of the commode Having Chinoiserie Decoration.
The Top of The Commode Featuring a Fitted White Marble.
Stunning Piece of Furniture would Grace any Home
Height 34 1/2" (88cm)
Width 39" (99cm)
Depth 17 1/2" (44cm)
Date of Manufacture: 1880