Antique French Louis XV Bombe Marble Top Commode

2311-34399 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

34H x 48W x 20.5D

Location: Baton Rouge


Antique French commode was crafted in the Louis XV bombe style and is lavished with marquetry, cast bronze ormolu and pulls, and a contoured & beveled marble top.  The result of four master artisans, such commodes are truly a marvel.  First the cabinetmaker must create the intricate form of the bombe case, with three dimensional curvatures.  Next, the ebeniste applies exotic and contrasting woods as veneers and artistic marquetry.  Then, the metalsmith fits cast bronze across the piece for decoration, protection of the corner edges, and functional pulls.  Lastly, the stonemason contours and bevels a piece of opulent marble specifically for this piece and no other!
Circa 1890s.
Measures 34H x 48W x 20.5D