This superb Louis XV transition solid walnut commode dates from the first half of the eighteenth century, France. The chest has a Regence-style body characterized by three drawers and short legs while the sides have simple Louis XIV moldings. Its lovely curved bow-front drawers add elegant movement to the piece. All drawers have bronze drop handle pulls with scrolls and acanthus motifs held up by male and female jester face motifs. The three drawers have bronze keyplates decorating the center comprised of open scrolls and leaves.
This stunning chest of drawers is unique due to its larger-than-usual size. This commode was made to be used for sheets and features deep and long drawers. Note also the age of the piece can be indicated by the use of the hand-forged nails in place of modern hardware used to hold the drawers together. This would make a beautiful statement as a storage piece in a bedroom or living room to hold linens or other deep storage needs.
Note photos to observe a small missing portion of leaf decoration on the left-hand side of the lowermost right drop handle pull. There was a small repair made a long time ago to the back left corner of the walnut top. No keys.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 38¼" high x 54¼" wide x 27¼" deep
Approx. overall 97cm high x 138cm wide x 69cm deep