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COMMODE, ONE OF TWO

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Dining Room


About this object

The commodes have marquetry on the top, front and two sides all of the scenes in marquetry being different except those on the ends. Each has a molded edge about the top and bottom with formal decorative motifs. Each has four drawers, the brass handles and keyhole fittings of which appear to be recent. Both have plain feet at the back while the commodes at the front rest on a crouched lion for feet. Each commode has a different design. This commode has a picture on top of a man and a woman in elaborate court dress. The man is approaching from the left, the woman from the right. She extends a rose to the man. On the front is another couple in elaborate 18th century dress with the woman seated on the ground on the left. She has a basket of fruit beside her. There is a man at the right approaching the woman and extending his hand out to her. The ends have similar pictures to the other commode. On the right end is a man seated at a table with his meal. On the left is a seated man blowing a trumpet with his dog at his feet.

Category:
furniture
Object name:
COMMODE, ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Wood marquetry -- gilt metal
Made in:
Piedmont, Italy
Date made:
ca. 1740
Size:
103.5 × 135.9 × 64.8 cm (40 3/4 × 53 1/2 × 25 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
33.2
Class:
FURNITURE
Signature marks:
LABEL; MARK on back upper left corner: B49/2 (paper label); in center: No I (black crayon)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973