Louis XVI style antique ormolu mounted kingwood commode

After Benneman, Guillaume (French, 1750-post 1811)

£24,000

This elegant kingwood commode is a brilliant example of the refined Neoclassical style, which was very popular among 19th century French aristocracy.

 

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Description

The kingwood commode is topped with a sheet of grey, veined serpentine marble with outset corners. Below the marble top runs a frieze-like arrangement of ormolu foliate motifs which disguises two drawers to the front. The front central doors of the commode are decorated with a large ormolu heraldic Roman Revival medallion. To either side of the front, the corners of the commode are formed as fluted wooden columns, and the two side edges curve inwards, featuring ormolu cartouches around central foliate motifs. Along the lower section of the commode runs an ormolu frieze decorated with a repeating leaf pattern.

The commode was made after a model by Guillaume Benneman (French, 1750-post 1811).

Details

Artist / Maker
After Benneman, Guillaume (French, 1750-post 1811)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
Period
19th Century
Style
Louis XVI, Neoclassical
Material
Kingwood, Marble, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Colour
Brown, Gold, Green

Dimensions

Height
99 cm / 39 inches
Width
156 cm / 61.4 inches
Depth
51 cm / 20.1 inches

Reference:
11112

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