fine quality early c19th french empire ormolumounted mahogany commode with fossilised belgian marble top

Fine quality early C19th French Empire ormolu-mounted mahogany commode with fossilised Belgian marble top.



Item Ref

ML 1709


Fine quality early C19th French Empire ormolu-mounted mahogany commode with fossilised Belgian marble top.
Superior mahogany Empire-design commode chest fitted with 4 long drawers, comprising one 'blind' frieze drawer , the lower 3 with original circular ormolu handles and finely-cast escutcheons . The oak-lined drawers each with quality hand-cut dove-tail joints . The lock are non-functioning and have been replaced at some time with brass 'dummy' plates .
Flanked with free-standing ormolu-mounted mahogany columns , the whole standing on cylindrical feet to the front and shaped rectangular feet to the rear . The ormolu caps of the columns with finely cast grape and vine detail, the base of the columns with cast detail ring mounts.
The ormolu bronze mounts retaining their original gilded surface which has achieved a gentle, aged patination. The selected 'flame' mahogany veneers of rich patina , all upon a panelled oak carcass. Panelled back and panelled top beneath the marble slab .
The top with and angular moulded edge supporting a Belgian fossilised marble top which has an historic 'invisible' repaired fracture across the centre, which has been expertly repaired and braced and strengthened with iron fillets .
In excellent original condition with a rich patina and retaining its original 'skin' . The commode has been sympathetically cleaned and waxed in our workshops .
A substantial and imposing Empire commode of sophisticated design.
H 36.5"
W 45"
D 23.5"
France c.1820
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1709


Height = 92 cm (36")
Width = 114 cm (45")
Depth = 60 cm (24")

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