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$ 4,600

Empire Crotch-Mahogany 4-Drawer Commode/Chest, Circa:1820, France

Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Mahogany and book matched mahogany veneer with oak secondary wood. Marble top
W. 50.25 in; H. 35.5 in; D. 22.5 in;
W. 127.64 cm; H. 90.17 cm; D. 57.15 cm;
Condition Good. Minor old and new repairs and stains commensurate with age. New French polish about 10 years ago. Excellent patina.
Creation Date cIRCA 1820
Description French commodes of this type find a home wherever they go: the perfect statement piece for the foyer or living room; useful as well as beautiful in the bedroom or dining room. This Classical commode/chest is veneered in highly-figured book-matched Santo Domingan crouch or flame mahogany with ormolu mounts and a black speckled marble top. The secondary wood is French oak. The gilt mounts are hand cast brass. The 3 lower drawers are opened by using the original key and the top drawer by using the finger hold underneath. The black marble top appears to be original and has a galaxy of white flecks throughout.
Styles / Movements Charles X, Classical, Empire
Dealer Reference Number 9717FP
Incollect Reference Number 422121
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