C1765 Paris Transitional Commode a Vantaux with fine Floral Marquetry


This delightful Louis XV period and Transitional style commode has two doors, behind which there are three flights of pairs of drawers. The drawer fronts are decorated with parquetry, and show the original colour of the commode. The exterior of the commode has faded so that the patina (complexion) has a rich honey hue to the whole, and, charmingly, some green tinge still remains to some of the marquetry. Floral marquetry sprays adorn the two front doors and each side. Originally the colours would have been bright: shrill to 21st century eyes. The bronze sabot, corner mounts and escutcheons all appear to be original. Original marble. Like so much 18th century French furniture the commode is unsigned, regardless of the rules, which may indicate it was sold through a marchand mercier, the precursors of today's interior designers and interior decorators. The Marchand Mercier frequently were the avant garde fashion setters.

It is a big commode at 125 cm wide, 54 cm deep and 93 cm tall.

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