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DEMI-LUNE COMMODE

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Adam Bedroom


About this object

The commode is made in the Adam style. The top is fitted with a piece of glass and is painted with a greenish border of fruit and flower garlands. At the the back of the demi-lune is a design with three putti, one of which is holding an axe. On the upper section of the top front is a rectangular panel with a carved urn in relief with eagle handles. This has carved panels on either side with scrolls and floral motifs. There are four carved gilt wood pilasters topped by rams heads which end in the feet of the commode. Two are at the back corners and the other two are in the middle front. The front pilasters surround two doors decorated with painted oval panels. The ovals each contain a female figure standing in front of a pedestal and with a winged putti overhead. The side panels have ovals filled with flower urns.

Category:
furniture
Object name:
DEMI-LUNE COMMODE
Made from:
Painted wood
Made in:
England
Date made:
ca. 1900
Size:
103.5 × 136.5 × 59.1 cm (40 3/4 × 53 3/4 × 23 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
33.70
Class:
FURNITURE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973