Antique French Louis XVI Marble Top Marquetry Commode

2003-912147 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

32H x 36.5W x 18.5D

Location: Dallas


Antique French Louis XVI Marble Top Marquetry Commode is a superb example of fine craftsmanship from three disciplines of the furniture maker's art!  Utilizing exotic imported mahogany oriented to create a diagonal checkerboard parquet pattern on the facade, the woodworkers inlaid olivewood, satinwood and walnut to create an artistic image of a cameo of a young lady, over which appears swags with ribbon.  The burl across the top drawer is delineated with squared Greek wave, while a diamond pattern with stars dominates the background for the cameo below.  Even the sides are treated to marquetry delights, including a pinwheel motif at the center.  Satinwood and walnut bordering adds a nice effect, with four tapered and inlaid legs providing support.  On top, a luxurious contoured gray marble with cast bronze drawer pulls and decorative mounts add the final touch.
Circa early to mid-1900s.
Measures 32H x 36.5W x 18.5D