A George III mahogany bowfront dressing commode 18th century The drawers each with fitted removable box liners, and with central compartment fitted for wash basin and dressing set. H: 35 1/4, W: 34 3/4, D: 21 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: Property of a Main Line, Philadelphia gentleman. Estimate $800-1,200 Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid on the Telephone, Estimate $800-1,200, Leave a Bid Bid in the Room Bid Live Online Freeman's Live Invaluable Bid
Hepplewhite period commode chest of drawers of serpentine form, with bandings of purpleheart wood (amaranth) in the French taste. Original gilt-metal handles [Charles Elliott] and side carrying handles. The mahogany book-matched veneer drawer fronts have a wonderful golden pale colour, which is veneered onto on oak carcase. The whole is raised on four short square tapering legs ending in block feet.
An Exceptional Quality Late 18th Century Mahogany Commode, Or Chest Of Drawers, Of Elegant Serpentine Bombe Form Having Superbly Figured And Crossbanded Top Over Three Mahogany Lined Drawers With Original Brass Handles Raised On Elegant Original Splayed Feet With Shaped Apron
A very impressive and stylish pair of 18th century style marble topped Italian commodes. Each with grey marble tops, egg and dart molded edging. Fruit wood veneers to the three drawer fronts and sides. Soft wood lining, brass handles and raised on square tapering string inlaid legs.
A small Louis XV commode attributed to Antoine Mathieu Criaerd, called “Criard“ (circa 1727-1787, maître from 1747), with two small drawers and one long drawer, with a serpentine shaped front, veneered ‘en fougère’ on the sides and ‘quarter foil’ on the drawers, on a carcase of oak, set with foliate bronze mounts. The slab is of breche d’ Alep marble. The corners veneered in herring-bone pattern that continues along the legs, a veneering pattern actually prevailing at the beginning of the 18th c
An exceptional and unusually large mid 18th century Neapolitan bombe and serpentine fronted commode retaining its original magnificent marble top. The whole decorated with wide kingwood double herringbone veneers creating a strong geometric trompe l’oeil effect. Retaining its original gilded brass sabeaux.
A fine quality antique Italian padouk, tulipwood and kingwood parquetry inlaid marble topped bombe commode in the Louis XV Manner dating to circa 1760. This very well executed commode with finely inlaid parquetry panels has a serpentine shaped veined marble top having a moulded edge above two shaped drawers ‘sans traverse’ embellished with ornate Rococo cast brass handles and escutcheons, each drawer having parquetry inlaid panels of extremely high quality with a shaped apron and raised on cabri
An 18th Century Dutch walnut commode of small proportions, the whole of shaped outline, the top inlaid with circular panel with star motif with crossgrained moulded edge, the four long drawers with shaped block fronts veneered in figured walnut with original brass handles within shaped and engraved back plates, on bracket feet, 35ins wide x 20.25ins deep x 32.5ins high
A small German Neoclassical marquetry commode with a rectangular top above two drawers each with three walnut panels and fine banding. With corresponding marquetry on sides and top, on square tapering legs. With brass mounts and a beautifully conserved honey-coloured patina. The warm and lustrous surface is evidence of long lasting tentative care.
An early 18th century kingwood parquetry commode, with an unusual and exceptional serpentine yellow/ ochre marble top, a so-called ‘Jaune Royal’, above three long drawers with foliate handles and escutcheons, with rounded corners, a shaped apron, on bracket feet. The framed herring bone parquetry in kingwood (Bois de Violette) produces an almost modern three-dimensional effect on a distinct vertically convex and concave curved front and sides.
An exceptional late 18th century Directoire period commode in well figured plum pudding mahogany, the marble top surrounded by a finely pierced brass gallery above three short and two long drawers heightened with brass mouldings and pewter inlay and flanked by turned, fluted columns, the flutes decorated with further brass inlay, the whole raised on turned tapering feet. Original handles, trefoil locks and key.
A fine 19th Century harewood & diamond lattice-work serpentine Commode in the mid 18th Century style, having tulipwood crossbanded top with inset oval satinwood floral marquetry inlaid satinwood panel above shaped doors with similar panels inlaid with baskets of flowers, flanked by turned columns having inlaid ramsheads holding interlaced leaf garlands, raised on boxwood inlaid turned tapering legs. For similar 18th Century example attributed to John Cobb see page 88 “Catalogue of Commodes” The
An Extremely Well Matched Pair Of 18th Century Mahogany Tray Top Commodes, Or Bedside Night Tables, Having Well Figured Tops With Shaped Galleries & Pierced Handles Above Up And Over Cupboard Doors And Converted Drawers With Original Brass Swan Neck Handles
An elegant small Louis XVI marquetry commode or chest of drawer, stamped by Jean Demoulin (1715-1798). With three drawers, each drawer with two walnut panels and inlay banding simulating a twisted rope, the sides similarly veneered. The circular drawer pulls bear the image of a Roman emperor. On square tapering legs with a slab of Breccia marble with hues of mauve and ochre.
An 18th Century South German walnut commode, the top, drawer fronts and sides inlaid with chequered bandings crossbanded in fruitwood, with square top edge and rounded front corners, fitted two long drawers with triple dummy drawer fronts, on square tapered legs, 54ins wide x 23.5ins deep x 31.5ins high
An Exceptionally Well Matched Pair Of 18th Century Mahogany Tray Top Commodes, Or Bedside Night Tables, Having Well Figured Tops With Shaped Galleries & Pierced Handles Above Drawers, Cupboard Doors And Converted Drawers Raised On Square Chamfered Legs
Julia Gray creates timeless European-style furniture and accessories, inspired by a panorama of the past: 18th-century hand-painted French commodes, English chests with Adam-style hand-painted garlands, splendid 1700s-style Chinoiserie creations, glamorous mirrored pieces from the 1930s—all designed to accommodate a modern lifestyle.