9609 A SUPERBLY DRAWN AND PROPORTIONED PAIR OF WALNUT AND GILT BRONZE MOUNTED COMMODES Probably Naples. Circa 1760. Measurements: Height: 36″ (91 cm) Width: 50 1/2″ (128 cm) Depth: 22 1/4″ (56.5 cm)
Of walnut with gilt bronze mounts. The serpentine quarter veneered shaped top with end grain ovolo edge and covered by an eight petaled floral motif composed of wood hearts. The bombé and serpentine front fitted with three drawers including a concealed frieze drawer. The two lower drawers fitted with complex rococo gilt bronze handles and escutcheons and centered by an eight petaled inlaid floral motif. The sides similarly inlaid and set with floral gilt bronze mounts to the corners. The whole resting on four elegantly sprayed chevron veneered legs ending in gilt bronze floral sabots.
Private collection, Switzerland