An exquisite example of a period Louis Philippe commode (mid-1800s), the chest of drawers features four tiers of drawers beneath a ¾ inch thick marble top. As is the case with most Louis Philippe furniture, the marble has a sunken fillet molding and a light gray color with creamy white veining.
The burl walnut wood veneer has a wonderful fan-like pattern with a honey-brown color. Most Louis Philippe commodes are hand-carved with extremely clean lines and ours is no exception, as the topmost drawer has a subtle cyma molding. Each of the drawers has two bronze circular knobs adorned with spiral, beaded fluting, and in the case of the top drawer, a center rosette (the knobs on the top drawer are also smaller). It appears as if there were originally escutcheons on each drawer, but they currently possess unadorned keyholes. The thick and protruding apron approaches the floor, marginally raised by two block feet in the back and two small bun feet up front. Our classic Louis Philippe walnut commode boasts a deep and rich patina and can be used anywhere a beautiful storage piece is needed, from a bedroom or living room to an entry hall.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with light scratches and buildup to the marble. Minor nicks, age separations, and losses to the wood. Old restoration work, most noticeably on one side. Four functional locks, operated by two keys (one for the top drawer and one for the three bottom drawers).