Louis Philippe furniture is always highly sought after, as the clean lines and lack of elaborate motifs allow these pieces to be used with almost any interior design style. This particular bleached burl walnut commode with marble top was hand-carved in France in the 1800s, most likely in the latter half of the century. The original finish of the walnut has been removed more recently, leaving the veneer with a warm beige color and some ashen accents that bring out the stunning burl patterns. It is topped by a one-inch thick black marble with white and gray veining and has been carved with a narrow recessed molding.
Just below the marble is a cyma molding that is incorporated into a lockable belt drawer with three compartments. Stacked beneath are three tiers of drawers with circular bronze knobs, with the grouping set within thick rectangular molding. There is a fifth drawer (which does not lock), hidden in the cavetto molded apron, which rises just above the floor, over two shaped block feet (the back two feet are more traditional blocks). This bleached burl walnut commode is a versatile piece of furniture that can adorn any bedroom, hallway, or living room.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with traces of old fills and repairs. Bleached. Light lifting to veneer in areas and very light wear to the marble top. Four functional locks are operated by one key.