French Empire period ormolu mounted walnut commode

£12,000

This beautiful French antique commode features elegant patterns created by the natural walnut grain, as well as refined, classically-inspired ormolu mounts.

 

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Description

The commode has a rectangular-shaped body, which stands on four feet, the back two straight and front two turned. The front two feet serve as plinths for classical style Doric columns, which flank the central body of the piece. The central body features three long drawers, each with a central keyhole flanked by a pair of ormolu knobs. The corner columns have slim ormolu-banded bases, smooth walnut shafts, and simple ormolu capitals. They support a wooden architrave, which projects out from the main body. The architrave is mounted at its ends, above the columns, with ormolu palm leaf motifs, and at its centre with the ormolu, winged figure of Apollo, the sun-God, riding a chariot drawn by two swans. The commode has been finished with a smooth black and white-flecked marble top.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Early 19th Century
Period
Early 19th Century
Style
Birds / Ornithology, Empire, Neoclassical
Material
Marble, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Walnut
Colour
Black, Brown, Gold

Dimensions

Height
92 cm / 36.2 inches
Width
129 cm / 50.8 inches
Depth
62 cm / 24.4 inches

Reference:
013927

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