Louis XV ormolu-mounted transitional period commode, or chest of drawers, with amaranth, tulipwood & fruitwood marquetry and parquetry. Ca 1765.
In superb condition.
The two working drawer fronts centred by a marquetry panel of musical trophies.
The canted angles inlaid to simulate columns, with conforming marquetry sides.
With a grey veined antique marble top, and gilt ormolu mounts.
This antique 18th century commode comes from a private collection.
For a related commode see Guillaume Kemp (master in 1764), provenance Sotheby’s London 29 November 1985, lot 118. See also a related commode by Kemp formerly in the Espirito Santo Collection in Portugal, sold at Ader-Picard-Tajan, Paris, 14 June 1977, lot 125. The Espirito Santo Family, a major banking family in Portugal, were passionate collectors of some of the finest French furniture of the 18th century.